In Oxford, where the Thames is known as the Isis, the art of tin glazed ceramics continues to flourish.
Deborah Sears, painter, designer and owner of ISIS CERAMICS, has collected 17th century English Delftware for many years. From this enthusiasm arose ISIS CERAMICS and a range of ceramics in beautiful patterns and shapes that evoke the spirit of 17th and 18th century England
Born in America, Deborah studied painting in Europe, primarily in Italy. She moved to Oxford in the 1980’s and beside the River Isis in the centre of Oxford, ISIS CERAMICS was born. Situated in a building called the Old Toffee Factory, the new company soon began supplying retailers, designers and public institutions with dinnerware, lighting and decorative pieces.
In 2000, ISIS CERAMICS relocated to a beautifully restored barn in the Oxfordshire village of Horton-cum-Studley. Now called the New Toffee Factory, this lovely rural setting has inspired new patterns and colours.