Founder, creator and originator of Yvonne Ellen, established in 2013, a contemporary designer with a strong passion for unique and quirky things.
The brand is a reflection of Yvonne’s love of beautiful vintage bone china, unexpected illustration and color, and aims to deliver enchanting, out of the ordinary designs that evoke a sense of nostalgia.
This established Yvonne Ellen as highly covetable, gathering press acclaim in the UK and now in North America as well. Collaborating with retailers including Liberty, Anthropologie and John Lewis the brand continues to grow momentum. In the US, Ellen Studio was created exclusively for Hobby Lobby and launched there in 2020.
It all started with a hand illustrated vintage tea set, made as a gift for a friend’s wedding. “I wanted to give a gift that was both beautiful and unique which i had struggled to find on the high street. Following some fantastic feedback and admiration of the piece, i decided to take the leap into selling my designs into a wider audience.”
Yvonne trained as a printed textile designer in Nottingham Trent University, and her journey so far has found her working as a print designer selling de- signs to the likes of Ted Baker, Jeff Banks, Top Shop and Superdry.
Her tea story and dinnerware collection in the UK is made from finest quality bone china using high grade decal design and finished with real gold leaf. Each shape is custom made taking inspiration from the past when bone china was used for special occasions and showing off an individual style. Many pieces come packaged in a specially designed YE signature hat box making them an ideal gift for someone special.
Yvonne’s brand is available for licensing in stationery, puzzles, home gifts and accessories and apparel.