Painterly Birds: A New Spring Collection for Pottery Barn

Spring feels like it’s in full swing here in Berkeley, where the magnolia trees are bursting with their palm-sized leathery petals and all the ornamental pears look like brides. It feels like the perfect time to share some glamour shots of one of the new Spring groups we’ve designed with Pottery Barn for 2014.


This new painterly bird group is light and colorful with splashes of flowers and paint. We enjoyed working with Pottery Barn last year on a small group of bunny-themed pillows and towels, so it was fun to work with them again on a collection that has a completely different feel. Here is some of the melamine dinnerware. I think it would be fun to eat bright fruit off of these plates – pineapple chunks and green apples.


And here is the bedding collection, looking crisp and fresh (and, thanks to PB) gorgeously photographed. I think they did an amazing job translating all of the many watercolor hues onto fabric.


Stay tuned for some more new products next week. But for now, imagine falling into this cool, crisply-ironed pillow for an amazing afternoon nap… I’m talking to you, Cathy Heck! :)



  1. Doug Rucker February 4, 2014

    Congratulations on a great collaboration with such great distribution. I am certain to it in one of our neighbor’s homes, as they are all Pottery Barn devotees. Good stuff!

  2. alex February 4, 2014

    Very inspiring and beautiful work, and products!! Congrats :)

  3. Barb Jansen February 4, 2014

    Stunning, Cathy! I am a bird watcher. That work is so beautiful. And Pottery Barn… Cool!

  4. Cathy Heck February 6, 2014

    Thank you everyone. We just received the actual plates in the mail and they are as pretty as the picture.

  5. Welsley April 13, 2014

    Just hope they are made domestically or in Italy Portugal etc.

  6. Welsley April 13, 2014

    Just hope they are made domestically or in Italy Portugal etc. I love the design but don’t buy food ware made in Asia.

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