A talented ceramicist who was born and raised in Birmingham has been chosen to create pieces of work for the city’s newest restaurant, Chapter.
Chapter restaurateurs Ann Tonks, Irene Allan and Ben Ternent, who are currently working towards the opening of Chapter in early December, commissioned Georgia Allen after seeing her work, and knew it would be the perfect fit for their Edgbaston restaurant.
Georgia studied Art and Design at Bournville College before attending the Central St Martin’s University of the Arts in London prior to setting up her own business.
Ann Tonks said: “We wanted to make sure we sourced as much work that is designed and manufactured in the UK. Not only are we in love with Georgia’s work, but we knew it would fit perfectly within our space.
“Georgia is creating bespoke pieces for us, from vases to butter dishes and they will each be stamped with the Chapter logo, and be part of her own Chapter range. We know our diners will just love these little details which mean so much to us too. To be able to support Georgia as she begins her incredible career is very important for us, especially as she is from the city that we love so much.”
Georgia was inspired to take up pottery after taking up study with potter Freya Bramble-Carter who is known for creating her own contemporary designs.
Georgia said: “I knew I loved pottery from the very first second I tried it, particularly the whole creative process. I’ve been developing my style over the last four years and have got to a stage where I feel it’s time to start offering my work to the public. It’s been very pleasing to see how it has been received and my next chapter working with the amazing team at Chapter is an incredible opportunity.
“The new restaurant is incredibly stylish and it’s an honour to be involved. My work will be completely ‘in tune’ with what Chapter stands for creatively and I hope to have captured its culinary style and ethos too.”
Alongside the pottery by Georgia, other items and materials that will be used in the restaurant have been specifically sourced from across the UK by the Chapter team.
The kitchen fabrication, by Huddersfield based Greens Kitchens, is British and all plates and crockery are made in Stoke by the company Churchill. Their bespoke fixed seating and carpentry is being manufactured by family owned furniture company, ob&b in Old Hill in the Black Country.
On the cuisine front, Chef Director Ben will be using top quality British produce from trusted suppliers the team have used for over a decade, including Aubrey Allen for free range meat and artisanal cheeses; Channel Fisheries and M&J Seafood for fish; and Worcester Produce for local fruit and vegetables.
Jewellery Quarter based Suzanne Barnes of SBDP is leading on interior design in order to create a stylish restaurant and destination bar.
Chapter is opening early December - club memberships are available and limited edition experience vouchers can be purchased until mid December, which are valid from January through to December 2022 and include special five Course Tasting Menus (for two to six people) and Weekend Brunch with bottomless cocktails/mocktails for six people.
For more details about the restaurant, visit www.chapteredgbaston.co.uk
To find out more about Georgia and her work, visit her website www.gaceramics.co.uk