At FBC London we seek to be inspired not only by the world around us, but also by the skilled and talented artisans and craftsmen who are working today to combine traditional and modern techniques. We believe it is crucial to nurture and mentor young emerging talent as much as possible and give them a platform. It’s very important to FBC London as a brand to support and work closely with young artisans to drive both creativity and awareness.
FBC London are constantly on the lookout for exciting innovative accessory artists emerging from around the globe, working with ceramics, glass, metals as well as other forms of art. This philosophy keeps the brand fresh and relevant, frequently introducing new artisans to our repertoire, with the different price points to appeal to both FBC London aficionados and new clients.
As well as selling accessories, we also commission a lot of unique pieces through our artists. We tend to search for creatives who push the boundaries between art and craft, as well as the boundaries of materials and textures. We like to focus attention on finding innovative and interesting designers that are, for the most part, undiscovered.
In this section, we will introduce you to all the wonderful creatives that FBC London are very lucky to work with!
Adam Ross is a London based ceramicist who employs traditional ceramic forms as a means of sculptural exploration. Driven to create ceramic pieces with their own unique quirks and personalities, he has developed an innovative process to produce his sculptural art. Having trained in his craft from a young age, Adam Ross went on to study ceramics at the Glasgow School of Art and now works from his London studio.
Born in France, Gilles Caffier studied textile and fashion design there. He started his textile career with the Parisian couturier, Yves Saint Laurent. At 22 he moved to Tokyo and became an international fashion school Art Director. After this, Caffier then went on to open up his own design studio. His collections are now carried in 25 countries on 5 continents. His clientele share the same demands: creativity and authenticity. Visionary interior designers have selected his pieces for their most sophisticated projects and high end florists are also admirers, seeing a connection between the natural elements they use and his elaborate textures.
Recently graduated in design crafts from De Montfort University, Jane Towers has spent twenty years as a stained glass artist. She later trained as a ceramicist to push the boundaries of craftsmanship. Jane’s current vessels: Polistinae and Velutina are based on the theme of wasps nests and how they are formed in layers. Theses vessels, exclusive Objects at FBC London, are made of porcelain and high fired then re -fired with gold lustre containing 10% real gold.
Ceramic artist Marco Tullio Siviglia was born in the South of Italy where he trained as an architect and interior designer, setting up his own design practice. In 2012 he moved to London where he joined a successful interior architecture firm and at the same time started exploring new creative medias. Always passionate about biology, his approach to ceramics is influenced by the dualisms between natural and artificial, inside and outside, absorbing and reflecting surfaces that are an essential part of his architectural studies.
The work of Sturkenboom is a reflection on love and time. He tries to find a paradigm shift on a dying fragile world. Sturkenboom was formerly a welder before graduating with honors in 2012 at Artez, Institute for the Arts in Arnhem. Next to making independent work, Mark is also guest teaching at Khio in Oslo, Norway, hosts Masterclasses and runs design-workshops in the Netherlands. The core of Sturkenboom’s work is design, but he is an independent artist more then a designer. Design is a word that can mean a great deal of different things depending on the time, place and context that one chooses to view it in.
French artist Nathalie Derouet lives and works in Douarnenez, North-Western France. From her ceramics workshop, she creates a range of exceptional porcelain pieces, including unique bowls, vases, pots and various containers, all of which embrace open space. Nathalie looks to play on light and translucency where the walls are so thin that it creates interesting patterns and textures.
Robi Renzi’s porcelain and ceramics are raw and shining, minimal and massive. Unique pieces and limited editions, his works are designed and made in Italy. Robi studied classical education and architecture at the University of Florence and has expanded his skills and design into modern objects and shapes.
Ceramic artist Tessa Eastman was born in London in 1984. From 2002-2007, she worked in London and France as an assistant to renowned British ceramicist Kate Malone. Eastman has been teaching since 2005 at Heatherley’s Art School, one of London’s oldest independent art schools. She set up her first studio in 2005 in West London in an Old Gas Works building. In 2015, she joined Manifold, a collective studio based under an East London railway arch and founded in 2010 by a group of emerging artists and designers from The Royal College of Art.
Zsolt Jozsef Simon, is a Hungarian ceramic artist, who figuratively and literally needs movement to help his materials find their natural form in order to create his sculptures. Considered as one of the most innovative contemporary potters, he is extremely well-known internationally. His work draws critical acclaim as his ideas, philosophical explorations and technical skill leap forward with every new experiment and every exhibition. In 2006 he achieved his academic degree as a porcelain designer and, int he same year, received an honorable mention prize at the ceramic Biennale of Korea.