Williams Sonoma x Robert Gordon Australia

21 Jun 2018

Partnering with Melbourne-based family business Robert Gordon, US retailer Williams Sonoma celebrates an Australia-first collaboration with an exclusive collection of dinnerware – The Ghost Gum Collection.

“Collaborating with iconic Australian ceramics house Robert Gordon allowed us to create a range specifically for our local customers. An homage to the local landscape and palettes, the collection is handcrafted by skilled artisans to create a uniquely Australian-inspired dining experience,” said Michelle Hummel, Vice President, Williams Sonoma - Global.

“Increasingly, we are turning to the natural colours of our environment for inspiration. The beautiful, everchanging colours of the eucalyptus provide the hues – from soft pinks and smoky greys right through to deep, earthy browns. The line where the sky meets the sea provides the background canvas for the handpainted leaves,” added Kate Gordon, Creative Director of Robert Gordon Australia.

The design is a result of hours of research and development in handpainted, reactive-style glazes. Each piece is firstly dipped in three different background glazes to achieve the desired effect. The leaf motifs are then applied by hand using delicate, watered-down stains. The technique provides a random finish, meaning no two are alike. This collection of dinnerware is designed and made to last a lifetime. 

Prices start from $28. Made in Australia. Oven, microwave and dishwasher safe.

The Williams Sonoma Ghost Gum Collection by Robert Gordon Australia will be available in store from June 29.

Williams Sonoma is located on Level One.