Nigel Turner Design

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  • Nigel Turner Design is a collection of fish and shellfish design homewares mugs tea towels table mats and coasters.

    Original watercolour paintings by Nigel Turner are the starting point for these designs. Nigel paints UK fish and shellfish form around our shores and these are the inspiration.

    A bit about Nigel

    Artist Nigel Turner also works as a portrait painter, exhibiting at the National Portrait Gallery. His work history also includes various other design posts including interior design draughtsman and illustration.

    • Where and how do you make your products?

      My products are made in a number of traditional centres spread across the UK. The designs originated on a holiday Hope Cove, Devon and were later fine tuned in London

    • Why do you do what you do?

      The original mackerel image proved so popular it provided the catalyst for the whole collection. Exploring new ways to develop products and uses for the various designs.

    • Favourite piece (and why)?

      Circular John Dory Tablemat – It is such an extraordinary looking fish!

    • What inspires you?

      Finding new subjects, fish or shellfish, that evoke the atmosphere and smells of our coastline.

    • What’s special about your designs?

      The use of watercolour seems to lend itself to the colours and textures of our native fish and shellfish, by hopefully keeping the paintings simple, the images remain fresh and not over-designed.


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