• Words Rosalind Jana
  • Photography Alixe Lay

RURAL SPLENDOR:
A farmhouse turned studio bordering a rugged moor.

  • Words Rosalind Jana
  • Photography Alixe Lay

“We’re always trying to capture the naivety of the original idea."

Cath and Jeremy Brown moved their family from London to Devon in 2016, leaving jobs as an architect and at the UN, respectively. There, after buying a secondhand pottery wheel, they set themselves a challenge: to make a 20-piece dinner set for their first Christmas in the countryside. Through trial, error and sheer will, they managed it. Soon after, Feldspar was born: a ceramic and homewares company specializing in elegant, textured pieces ranging from coffee cups to butter dishes. After outgrowing their on-site barn and undergoing a stint firing using the kiln in Jeremy’s mother’s garage, they now have two workshops. 

Rosalind Jana: How would you describe your home’s character? 

Cath Brown: Wonky.

Jeremy Brown: It’s quite an eccentric house. Nothing’s parallel. It’s inspi...

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