Two of the gift and homewares industry’s favourites have come together to create a homewares collection for retail giant Myer.
Robert Gordon and David Bromley have collaborated on a range of 51 collectible pieces featuring Bromley’s famous butterflies, birds and painting boy prints on a mix of custom designed mugs, plates, jugs and even a children’s set. Each piece is made from high-fired stoneware and gift boxed in unique Bromley packaging.
David Bromley, one of the most recognisable artists in Australia is predominantly known as a painter―having done portraits for Hugo Weaving, Kylie Minogue and Kate Waterhouse―however, he started out as a potter.
“In the mid-1980s I had a pottery studio under a tree in South East Queensland,” he says.
“Whilst painting and sculpture are now my dominant passions, pottery is in my heart and soul and always will be. Pottery formed my life. ”
Robert Gordon is a household name when it comes to pottery so the partnership is a match made in heaven. The family owned and run business is one of Australia’s last large scale potteries and has been manufacturing high fired stoneware for more than 75 years.
“We take enormous pride in what we do and this collaboration is especially close to our heart as David has been a friend of the family for years,” says Sam Gordon, son of Robert Gordon and head of sales and marketing.
“It has taken a while to perfect the finished product with my dad, sisters and brother―I’m so glad we can finally share it with everyone.”
The collection is available now. To celebrate the collaboration the two artists have been working their magic in person for shoppers, with Bromsley painting and Gordon throwing on wheels, in the Myer Melbourne Bourke Street windows earlier this week.