Bethan Gray’s ancestors went on an incredible journey across continents – Bethan has since visited many of the places they passed through, inspired by a love of travel, art and culture. Today, her mission is to bring contemporary relevance to the traditional techniques from these regions – keeping both cultural narratives and craft skills alive. A twenty-year veteran of the design industry, the award-winning Welsh designer established her eponymous studio in 2008, and now designs best-selling statement collections for global retailers and brands. Her private collections are sold through Lane Crawford, Liberty and Harrods; her work features extensively in global media; and she has exhibited in London, Milan, Paris and New York.
Lustre, conceived by award-winning designer Bethan Gray uses a fine bone china body paired with 22-carat gold and black decals, and finished with hand gilded details. The collection features a reinterpretation of Bethan’s hand-drawn Dhow pattern originally inspired by the billowing sails of Oman’s distinctive sailing boats. Possible only by hand, the pattern is meticulously applied in three separate pieces in a pattern that is complex with its curvatures. The decals of 22-carat gold and black are fired, hand finished with 22-carat gold and finally fired for a second time.View Collection