The Buttercup Collection
Designed by artist Clare Twomey, each glorious porcelain flower in The Buttercup Collection is unique. Handmade in workshops with members of Clare’s studio, alongside staff and patients from the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, these ceramic buttercups are an exquisite symbol of both fragility and freedom.
Every bright white and yellow bloom is unique.
Every penny made helps to strengthen and support the RNOH.
“As a former patient of the RNOH, and as Patron of the RNOH Charity, I am delighted to support The Buttercup Collection. I know from my own experience that being a child in hospital and having complex surgery can be very daunting. For almost 100 years, buttercups have offered hope at the RNOH, and I am so pleased to see this tradition continue in such a beautiful way.”
HRH Princess Eugenie of York
Patron, RNOH Charity
“Being able to work with the RNOH Charity and Here Design has been a magical journey. My ambitions as an artist were to create a truly special moment for everyone who helps us support this cause, and together we’ve made these final artworks that are full of the Charity’s positive spirit. It’s been a very special project and privilege to work on.”
“I was really excited to be part of The Buttercup Collection. I have a long and affectionate relationship with the RNOH, having been under the care of its skilled and devoted staff for more than 57 years. The buttercup is such a simple but joyful symbol and to watch such a humble little flower be transformed into a vast and exquisitely beautiful creation, and to be a tiny part of that, was a tremendous honour. Thank you to all involved. It was a truly uplifting experience.”
“Buttercups have been an emblem of hope and optimism at the RNOH ever since the 1930s, when young patients picked buttercups on the Stanmore site.
The RNOH Charity is delighted to be working in collaboration with Clare Twomey and Here Design to create a unique and beautiful piece of art to share with our supporters and provide an element of hope during these challenging times. All funds raised by The Buttercup Collection will strengthen and support the people, research and infrastructure that make the RNOH one of the world’s best orthopaedic hospitals.”
Chief Executive, RNOH Charity