Pattern and colour the Thompson way

Martyn Thompson Studio is a multidisciplinary outfit that has branched out from Thompson’s distinctive photography practice into a number of creative expressions: interior installations, textiles, carpet and wallpaper design, ceramics, accessories and limited edition art.

In consultation with Thompson we will explore the design concepts and potential direction of the collection. Two design options will be presented from which the design will be refined and finalised ready for production. The design will then be hand applied to each piece of Stoke-on-Trent made, fine bone china tableware.

The images on this page represent previous work and your final design will be completely different based on the consultation.

For prices and to discuss BESPOKE please email [email protected].

Martyn’s exquisite understanding of colour is seen through in each of his collections with 1882 Ltd. including Accidental Expressionist, Penny Vase and Painted Ware.


Martyn Thompson

Photographer, Martyn Thompson, began his career making clothes before deciding to document them instead. He worked as a fashion photographer in Paris prior to moving to London where his scope broadened into the world of interiors and still life.

Over the past 30 years Thompson has collaborated with several designers – most notably a long relationship with Ilse Crawford. He has worked to create the visual messaging of leading global brands such as Hermés and Ralph Lauren while also authoring two books, “Interiors” and “Working Space: An insight into the Creative Heart”.

A resident of New York now for many years, Thompson founded Martyn Thompson Studio, a multidisciplinary out t that has branched out from Thompson’s distinctive photography practice into a number of creative expressions. An aesthetic, anchored in the touch of the hand, stems from Thompson’s love of craft, and runs through his studio’s work, de ned by a tactile and painterly language that is a visual push me, pull me between nostalgia and now.

The studio has evolved to include textile and wallpaper design, homewares, limited edition art, as well as art direction for editorial projects. In addition Martyn Thompson Studio works with a number of brands as a creative consultant giving direction on the areas that help shape and de ne a visual identity: colour, mood and tactility.