Venus & the Cat is a brand new art homeware brand. They create bespoke premium homeware from the finest bone china by hand in small runs, collaborating with a 133 year-old pottery situated in the heart of ‘the Potteries’ in Stoke-on-Trent, England. They then decorate their indoor pots and tall vases in meticulous silkscreen with unique commissions from standout artists from the UK’s street art scene. The pots and vases are limited edition and come with numbered and signed backstamp and a small print of the original artwork hand signed and numbered by their artists.
Venus & the Cat positions itself at the intersection of three expanding markets – firstly, for sustainable, high quality British-made homeware, secondly, the rapidly growing indoor plant market and thirdly, the burgeoning popularity of the street art form (note the recent ‘Trespassing’ auction of street art at Christie’s).
Venus & the Cat went fully live after pre-order on the 10th December after just over eight weeks of successful pre-sale. There will be only 50 vases and pots from each artist made in limited edition, each numbered uniquely on it base from 1-50 signifying its exclusivity, accompanied by an A5 print of its original artwork signed and numbered by the artist.
Katrina Russell-Adams’ playful, bold, dynamic prints, murals, installations and sculpture have command both private and public commissions from the likes of Adidas, ITV and Urban Outfitters. The Venus & the Cat collaboration “Tools of the Trade” is a piece informed by the shapes and themes of the pottery process.
Carl Cashman’s Neometric art – a unique style of neon-palette geometry – has seen him feature in galleries and sold out solo exhibitions all around the world.
Award winning urban illustrator Hatch has grown both a cult following and a collection of high-profile commissions, having created murals and designs for brands including House of Holland, Adidas, Honest Brew, Ineffable Records and House of Vans. His Venus & the Cat collaboration “Break the Mould” celebratesa select group of British people that broke the mould. As you explore his design you’ll find Emmeline Pankhurst being measured up by Vivienne Westwood, Mary Seacole reclining alongside Florence Nightingale, Tim Berners-Lee introducing Shakespeare to the Internet and more…
Katie and Tom, founders of Venus & the Cat, have been passionate about street art for over 20 years, and have collected many pieces for their home. Both avid plant enthusiasts (they have over 60 indoor plants) a chance search for indoor pots led them to realise there was a gap for stylish, artistic, premium pots and homeware, and Venus & the Cat was born.