This dinnerware was a common site on my childhood dining table. Designed by Susie Cooper for Wedgewood, I love the geometric and elegant design of this bone china.
Susie Cooper was born in 1902 in England and was trained as an artist in painting. She eventually became a fashionable designer for pottery in the 1930’s and grew her business into designing and painting patterns on ceramics and pottery worldwide. It wasn’t until the 1960’s that Susie joined with Wedgewood and began production of bone china that gave her a wider audience and visibility.
This design is called Keystone and I love its bold, simple, modern design — not all of her designs would be considered modern, yet more painterly and floral…but always artistic. She was painting and designing pottery up until her death in 1995. Susie Cooper is well known as a great woman pioneer of modern design.