Victoria Armstrong is a designer based in Wiltshire who has a real passion for dogs and a penchant for adopting them. Over the years she has given a happy, safe home to eighteen rescue dogs of all shapes and sizes and shows no signs of giving up this habit anytime soon. Currently she has 3 Border Collies and 2 Collie-cross rescues who keep her on her toes and entertained every day.
In 2007, as a mature student, Victoria read for an honours degree in Art History with the specialism of Dogs in Art from the Renaissance to the present day. She is currently writing a book on the subject and has amassed an amazing dog art collection of her own.
In 2014 Victoria set out to create a classic selection of home and giftware, all made in the UK and designed with the dog lover in mind. Her products are unfussy and understated, designed to fit into any home - not crazily doggy but just doggy enough to raise a smile. There are many popular breeds in the collection and more will be added over time.
Sustainability, quality and the support of British manufacturers are at the core of Victoria’s business. Her ceramics are made using traditional methods by the master craftsmen of the Staffordshire Potteries in Stoke on Trent. The best Cornish clay is used to create her creamy earthenware pottery and Fine English Bone China is used for the decorative vases and baubles. Her prints and stationery are made in Wiltshire and in Kent using high quality, responsibly sourced board which is FSC approved.
Victoria has designed everything in the collection to be both beautiful and useful. Hopefully, you will agree!