We are very excited to announce the launch of our exclusively designed range of kitchenware for Holkham Hall, Norfolk. Working closely with Holkham Hall we have designed and created textile prints inspired by two of the animals strongly associated with the estate. Holkham's Belted Galloway cattle that roam the marshes and pasture land and the quirky pink footed geese that wonder through out the Hall's vast grounds. It has been a pleasure working alongside one of Norfolk's most iconic stately homes, drawing inspiration from the grand surroundings of the Hall to the expanse of the marshes.
Having grown up in Norfolk, we have visited Holkham many times with its stunning grounds, open marshland and beautiful beach. It was a great honour to be asked to design the kitchenware range for The Courtyard Shop based at the Hall. An opportunity to explore Holkham further was one which we grabbed with both hands. There was so much inspiration to be taken from the estate, it was difficult to know where to begin. After collecting lots of imagery from the various aspects of Holkham, the gardens, the marshland, the parkland and the architecture it was time to return to the studio.
'Once in the studio I began to draw from all the imagery and inspiration I had collected from my visits to Holkham, these drawings then evolved into handmade stamps which begin the basis for my print work. Once printing, I began to create designs using the combination of simple shapes and silhouettes to create repeat textile designs. Working closely with Holkham we decided upon the chosen designs, the pink footed goose and the Belted Galloway cattle. The animals were one of my favourite parts of visiting Holkham so I was especially pleased with the decision. ' - Izzi
The kitchenware range includes placemats, coasters, trays, chopping boards, oven gloves, oven gauntlets and hob covers and is available from The Courtyard Shop, Holkham Hall.
A little more information about Holkham's Belted Galloway cattle...
How many Belted Galloway cattle does Holkham have?
We have 28 cows plus calves.
How long has Holkham had Belted Galloway cattle?
We have had the Belted Galloway cattle for around four years now.
What made you chose this particular breed?
We chose the Belted Galloway as they are suited to grazing the very poor, rough ground of the marshes. They can stay out on the marshes until October/November, they are then brought back to the farm in Warham.
Do they live out all year round?
Yes, they are kept out all year round even through calving.
We spotted two different colours, do they come in any other colours?
Yes, they come in three different colours black, grey and red.
Holkham promotes farm to fork, where do you sell the beef?
The beef is sold on the menu at The Victoria Inn, Holkham Estate.
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