Catnap brings you luxury affordable illustrated plates, bowls, homeware & more. We strive to elevate homes to be places of joy with our distinctive cat designs!
Created and designed exclusively by our founder Suzie in London and crafted in the Potteries of England. For information on our production processes, please see here.
My name is Suzie and I'm the head designer and founder of Catnap.
Approximately 7 years ago I graduated with a degree in Illustration and a dream to one day own my own shop selling illustrated goods. The brand initially began while I was working full time for a luxury retail store, hand painting cats on plates for fun. I posted photos online and received multiple requests for bespoke designs. It was then that I started to see the potential for these products and began to believe that this could turn into a business. So as I moved through different jobs and took up freelance illustration work I also worked to satisfy the demand for bespoke ceramics and made plans to develop the brand and realise my dream!
What initially started as a side hustle became a business in 2018 when I branched out and began turning my designs into a range of products. After months of drawing, drafting, painting and experimenting Catnap was born, and launched in early 2019.
All of the designs are hand painted by me first and then the images are sent to The Potteries in Stoke-on-Trent to be printed and fired on responsibly sourced Fine Bone China. I can be found selling Catnap products at market stalls in London, packing and shipping your products and, of course, working on new designs from my Greenwich based studio. Together with our customers I hope to inspire joy within the home and elevate the practical into the joyful.
Thank you for supporting Catnap, I hope you enjoy my products as much as I enjoyed making them.
Love, Suzie x