grassy & green is a range of original, hand-made and British objects that all have some link with grass!
I want to encourage people to think about how fantastic grass is, and why we should all appreciate it a little bit more than we do.
I can talk about grass all day – but I realise that many people don’t want to. So the items are beautiful and useful, with just a hint of a grassy design.
For those who want to know more – read my “talking grass” blogs. Eventually, who knows there may even be a book!
Plantlife receives 1%
One per cent of every penny spent on grassy & green products will be collected and sent on to our designated charity Plantlife.
Plantlife is speaking up for our wild flowers, plants and fungi. From the open spaces of their nature reserves to the corridors of government, they are raising their profile, celebrating their beauty, and protecting their future.
Your contribution will help us enjoy the very best that nature has to offer, in particular through its wonderful wildflower meadows.
Jane Ormes is a printmaker with a passion for pattern and the absurd. Her range of glorious and colourful artworks exhibits great joy for life and love for animals and nature.
Jane lives and works in Bristol and studied Surface Pattern Design at Leicester Polytechnic, graduating in 1987.
She has been a freelance designer since then and rediscovered screen-printing in 2004. She exhibits her limited edition screen prints at galleries throughout the country and has also worked with well-known clients like Marks and Spencer and John Lewis.
I spotted the delightful ‘Short horn, name of Bjorn’ in a small café in St Merryn, north Cornwall last summer. As well as cooking brilliant breakfasts, this café is a real treasure trove of gifts and trinkets, including these mugs.
It immediately appealed to my love for cows, jugs and Scandinavian styling. I am delighted that I shall be selling mugs and jugs with this design through “talking grass”.
‘A Farmer’s Daughter’ is a stationery and giftware brand run by designer/ maker and farmer’s daughter, Helen Thompstone.
Having grown up on the family dairy farm in Staffordshire, Helen left home to study for a degree in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, returning to her rural roots after graduating.
Whilst working alongside the rest of the family in the running of the farm, Helen set up her studio with the aim of combining farming life with a creative business.
In 2010 ‘A Farmer’s Daughter’ was up and running and the first card designs were created and the farming landscape, fields, hedgerows and animals are all part of the inspiration behind ‘A Farmer’s Daughter’ designs.
Since then the range has grown into a unique collection of products which are stocked throughout the UK and internationally by wonderful independent retailers and farm shops.