On a recent trip to Avoca Handweavers ( a clothing manufacturing and retail business in Ireland) I came across a great range of porcelain. Later while looking through a Brian Yates wallpaper book I came across wallpaper with the very same design and decided to do a bit of investigating. I found out that yes the porcelain and the wallpaper where designed by the same person PiP.
PIP who's real name is Catherine was born in a small village by the sea in Holland. She has a love of birds in particular a small African parrot from the genus Agapornis which is present in many of the designs. Her studio started in her attic in Amsterdam and has grown from there. She does porcelain, stationary, bedding, wallpaper, bags and textiles. Her motto is ‘Happy products for Happy people’
Check out her website at