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Today, we’re diving into the enchanting world of the Fresh Catch collection—a delightful fusion of oceanic whimsy and the enduring elegance of stoneware. Created by the acclaimed artist Nancy Green, this collection vividly captures the playful spirit of underwater life with cheerfully colored fish set against a lustrous white backdrop.

Nancy Green brings over 25 years of industry expertise to this collection. Her vibrant colors, whimsical motifs, and textile-inspired patterns have made her a beloved and prolific designer in the world of dinnerware. Join us as we explore the inspiration behind this charming collection and celebrate the creative brilliance of Nancy Green.

From Inspiration to Creation: Nancy Green's Artistic Process Revealed

Nancy Green is a visionary artist whose creative journey spans continents and cultures, crafting designs that captivate the imagination and celebrate the beauty of diversity. Inspired by vintage Mexican textiles, treks through the Himalayas, and the everyday wonders of her backyard, Nancy infuses her work with a unique blend of global tradition and local nostalgia. Her creations adorn tables worldwide, with millions of people choosing her wares to bring playful color to their homes.

For Nancy, the creative process is a never-ending adventure fueled by her passion for color, pattern, and the limitless marvel of possibility. Each project pushes the boundaries of her imagination, as she strives to exceed her own expectations and deliver designs that inspire joy and wonder.

"I always think my latest design could be my last design, but, of course, that never happens. So the greatest lesson I’ve learned after all these years is that I will never have my last best idea." - Nancy Green

Drawing inspiration from her travels across Asia and South America, Nancy synthesizes cultural elements, balance, and a keen color sense to create designs that encourage curiosity and openness to the world.

A Symphony of Style: Inside the Design of the Fresh Catch Collection

When it comes to the Fresh Catch collection design, we had the special privilege of delving deep into the artistic vision of none other than Nancy Green, the mastermind behind this enchanting collection. Join us as we step into Nancy's creative realm and discover the many pieces of inspiration behind the Fresh Catch collection, straight from the artist herself…

As a surface pattern designer in the tabletop and textiles industries, my goal has always been to put patterns on anything that would stand still. While I tend to be inspired by the historical textiles and crafts of Mexico, Central America, India, and the countries that comprised the Silk Routes, sometimes it’s nice to look in my own backyard. And in the case of designing Fresh Catch, my own kitchen cabinet!

I’ve read a few articles lately on facing the grim reality that your kids just don’t want your stuff. That right-of-passage, when your parents downsize and pass on down the silver, the crystal, and the bone china. This time-honored tradition for some has become the unwanted things of the past. But if your parents had an eye for design, like mine, you might happen to get hand-me-down Danish modern chairs, or some delightful Fred Press mid-century modern barware—decorated with stylized gold fishes. I grew up with those glasses (and those chairs), and they are part of my childhood design DNA.

So, when ruminating on what to design next, I remembered the whimsical fishy barware from the 1950s. The highball glasses, adorned with fish motifs, that instead of scales, are illustrated with dots and stripes and zigzags.

I have many, many colorful geometric designs that I’ve developed over the years, created from linocuts, wax resist techniques, and Indian woodblocks that are always at the ready for the right home. I applied these dots, dashes, and chevrons to new fish shapes, and that is the fish tale of how Fresh Catch was designed.

From Platters to Pitchers: The Versatile Pieces of the Fresh Catch Collection on Display

Crafted with convenience and durability in mind, each piece is microwave-safe, dishwasher-safe, and oven-safe (no higher than 200℃ recommended), ensuring easy maintenance and versatility for all your culinary adventures.

12-Piece Dinnerware Set

The cornerstone of the Fresh Catch collection, this 12-piece dinnerware set includes dinner plates, salad plates, and bowls, perfect for serving a variety of delicious dishes. From grilled seafood and juicy steaks to vibrant salads and creamy pastas, each piece provides a stylish backdrop for your culinary creations.

15” Rectangular Serving Tray

Ideal for presenting an array of appetizers, cheeses, or freshly grilled fish, the 15” rectangular serving tray adds a touch of elegance to any gathering. Its spacious design and sturdy construction make it the perfect centerpiece for your next seafood feast, charcuterie spread, or dessert assortment.

13” Serving Bowl

Whether you're serving up a hearty seafood chowder, a colorful fruit salad, or a family-sized portion of pasta, the 13” serving bowl is the perfect vessel for showcasing your culinary creations. Its generous size and sleek design make it a versatile addition to any table setting.

7” Square Appetizer Plates

Elevate your appetizer game with the 7” square appetizer plates, perfect for serving bite-sized treats like crispy calamari, shrimp cocktail, or freshly shucked oysters. Their compact size and charming design make them a must-have for entertaining, enhancing the presentation of small bites and desserts.

2.5 Liter Pitcher

Quench your thirst in style with the 2.5 liter pitcher, ideal for serving refreshing beverages like homemade lemonade, sangria, or iced tea. Its ergonomic handle and drip-free spout ensure easy pouring.

Chip and Dip Bowl Set

Complete your entertaining arsenal with the chip and dip bowl set, perfect for serving a crowd-pleasing spread of chips, salsa, guacamole, and more. Its dual-compartment design keeps snacks separated and organized, while its eye-catching colors add a playful touch to any gathering.

From casual family dinners to festive gatherings with friends, the Fresh Catch collection offers a versatile array of pieces designed to elevate your dining experience. With its durable construction and charming design, each item is sure to become a beloved staple in your culinary repertoire.

Make a Splash with Fresh Catch

Now that we’ve uncovered the genius behind the Fresh Catch design, the world is your oyster. And we’re ready to bring the world to your table with our dinnerware. Bring home a touch of coastal charm today with the artistic eye of Nancy Green brought to life through the Fresh Catch collection. Nancy's unparalleled talent and creative vision shine through in every piece, making each item a true work of art that will delight both your inner child and your actual child.


And if you're curious to explore more of Nancy Green's portfolio and discover her other captivating designs, visit her website at nancygreendesign.com.

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