Wednesday, November 5, 2008

found: Kathie Winkle plates

Yesterday I had the good fortune of coming across some plates designed by Kathie Winkle in a local charity shop. Kathie Winkle created over 100 different pattern designs for the British company Broadhurst between the late 1950s to the late 1970s. She had no formal arts training and was initially employed to hand paint the colour onto stamped plate designs. Fortunately, Broadhurst recognized that she had greater talents.

The pattern pictured to the left is one of the most popular and widely recognized of Kathie Winkle's patterns. The one that I purchased is called Corinth. There were only three dinner plates there so I purchased two of those and four salad plates. Hopefully I will come across some more Kathie Winkle in the future which would enable mixing and matching.

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