About QH

Queensberry Hunt products are sold in 80 countries around the world

Martin Hunt and David Queensberry are specialists in the design of ceramics, tableware and household products; and are amongst the most experienced designers in Europe in this field.  They have a thorough understanding of modern methods of production and ceramic technology.  They have a wide experience of the International Market and have designed many of the industry’s best selling products.  Their work can be found in leading department stores in Europe, US, South East Asia, and Australia.  In the past two years they have undertaken projects for many well known manufacturers and retailers, including:

Crate & Barrel, US
Royal Fernwood, Sri Lanka
Jamie Oliver, UK
Portmeirion, UK
Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton, UK
Monno, Bangladesh
John Lewis Partnership, UK
Rosenthal, Germany
EveryWare Global / Oneida, US

Queensberry Hunt have won a number of design awards including the prestigious 50th Premio, from the Ceramic Museum in Faenza.  Their work is in the collections of many museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, home to the world’s greatest collection of decorative art.

Queensberry Hunt is a dedicated small team of specialist ceramic designers who combine craft modelling skills with modern design technology.  Their main studio is situated in central London.

Martin Hunt is a Royal Designer for Industry.  He has been a visiting Professor at the Royal College of Art, London, and DeMontfort University, Leicester.  Past Master of the Royal Designers Faculty and Senior Fellow of the RCA.

David Queensberry was Professor of Ceramics at the Royal College of Art, London. He is a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art and a Doctor of the University of Staffordshire.

Our Aims

The art of design that gives form and function to the products that we use has more impact on our lives than any other art. As designers of ceramics for daily use, we are working within the traditions of the oldest craft of which we have a continuous record. The earliest functional vessels for the storage and preparation of food are from the early Jomon period (13,000BC-300BC) in Japan. Many of the archetypal ceramic forms that are still used today were established many thousands of years ago. Ceramics have a particular place in our lives, being both utilitarian and appreciated as works of art. The simplest pots designed for use in one period can become treasured works of art to future generations. As designers working in the 21st Century, we are influenced by the trends and fashions of our time, but we are also respectful of the long history of our subject. It is through the synthesis of these, at times conflicting, elements that we aim to achieve lasting value in our work.

David Queensberry