Young Designers 2018 . On the look out for new design talent we visited the first day of the New Designers 2018 at the Design Centre in Islington. With ceramics and jewellery sections on the upper floor and balcony, the ground level was devoted to textile and surface pattern designers. It was here, amongst the hub of the opening day that we came across Rebecca Brown, a young Scottish surface pattern designer and graduate from Grays School of Art. Her graduate show was entitled ‘Old Wives Tales’. “My graduate collection is inspired by old wives tales and superstitions – I used the narrative nature of these sayings as a starting point for a collection of illustrations that could then be further developed into surface patterns on a variety of surfaces including ceramics, various textiles and papers”. We fell in love with rebeccas ceramics and couldn’t leave without buying some. You can see an example of her work for sale on the decorative Ceramics section of Things Less Ordinary.