Alice Peto the artist

Alice Peto continues a long family tradition of British creativity. Among her ancestors are Samuel Peto, whose architectural legacy includes the Houses of Parliament and Nelson’s Column, and Harold Peto, the genius behind some of England’s most exquisite Italianate gardens.

Alice completed her artistic training in Florence. Her paintings have appeared in exhibitions in Britain and overseas; she also produces an extensive range of prints, and other works including bespoke invitations and maps. Alice has also practised as an interior designer, and spent seven years as an art teacher at schools in London before leaving the profession to bring up her own children.

Today, Alice sees herself as an artist who translates her work into ceramics. As founder and creative director of her eponymous tableware brand, she brings her unique personality, personal vision and a true artistic sensibility to everything the company does.

Alice Peto the brand

Alice was inspired to create her collection of tableware and ovenware when she was buying gifts for friends’ weddings. She realised no one was making distinctive, visually striking china that was also delicate and elegant AND suitable for everyday use. Boldly taking up the challenge, Alice made countless trips to Stoke-on-Trent, where she immersed herself in the lore and techniques of English pottery, before launching her first collection in 2013.

Alice Peto tableware currently features nine designs, all hand-drawn by Alice herself, in three Collections: the company also offers a full bespoke service. Tablemats for children and adults, featuring Alice’s drawings, are available in two sizes.