Craig Bragdy Team

Craig Bragdy Team

Shon Powell

Director

Brothers Nick and Shon remain established as part owners and Directors of Craig Bragdy Design. They have both been there from the beginning having grown up with ‘clay under their finger nails’ and having both accumulated a great depth and knowledge of the material and process! Shon takes the accolade for ‘longest serving brother’ he having formerly joined in his twenties after a number of years’ experience at other companies, one notably where he managed the production line of a local Cinzano bottling plant! Since, both brothers have shared responsibilities for developing and running the business, much of the time one travelling to meet clients and assess projects, whilst the second has been at ‘base’ ensuring production continues. Their roles have always mirrored each other’s. Today they continue their involvement, guiding production and meeting with clients in support of the established team.
Craig Bragdy Team

Nick Powell

Director

As with Shon (above) both Nick and Shon remain established as part owners and Directors of Craig Bragdy Design.   They have both been there from the beginning having grown up with ‘clay under their finger nails’ and having both accumulated a great depth and knowledge of the material and process!  Shon takes the accolade for ‘longest serving brother’, Nick joined later as business was picking up and after spending numerous years as a photographer in the publishing industry in Hong Kong and the Gulf region.  Since, both brothers have shared responsibilities for running and developing the business, much of the time one travelling to meet clients and assess projects, whilst the second has been at ‘base’ ensuring production continues.   Their roles have always mirrored each other’s.   Today they continue their involvement, guiding production and meeting with clients in support of the established team. 
Craig Bragdy Team

Subash Sumanasekera

General Manager

Instrumental in setting up the company’s Dubai factory facility, Subash has over 30 years’ experience in the field of manufacturing and construction and is proud to have been associated with several landmark projects in and around the Middle East. This deep experience has helped to set up the Craig Bragdy Design Dubai facility, a state of the art production factory, designed from the bottom up to specifically suit the manufacture of this bespoke hand-made product. Subash’s team of people has been hand-picked for their suitability to work side by side with the company’s experienced UK staff. It is to Subash’s credit (not to mention his daily supervision) that Craig Bragdy now has a new and vibrant future.
Steven Heath

Steven Heath

Head of Sales

Born in the ceramic heartland of Stoke on Trent, Steven has 34 years of experience in the ceramics industry. He first encountered Craig Bragdy 27 years ago in the Middle East and eventually joined the Craig Bragdy team 10 years ago. Prior to joining Craig Bragdy, Steven had been working in both the contract and retail sectors within the ceramics industry working on projects in over 40 countries worldwide. Upon joining the team in 2011, he was initially handling Russia, India and the European markets before heading out to the USA and finally becoming Head of Sales based in UAE.

For those rare moments when Steven is not working, he is keen on keeping fit having run the 2019 London Marathon for the CLIC Cancer charity. He is a follower of the mighty Stoke City FC, loves fast cars (will buy one day!), food and a beer, plays golf to a reasonable standard and follows most sports to ensure he fills every minute of each day.
Craig Bragdy Team

Stephen Jones

Production Manager

Steve has been with Craig Bragdy for many years having joined after coming through art school with his degree. In his early days with CBD he was working as assistant to Jean (Powell), learning the skills of making ceramic art work at large scale directly from her. For Steve this was a course (or a learning curve) like no other – companies manufacturing large scale ceramic art work simply did not exist (broadly speaking this remains the case to this day!). So, working side-by-side with Jean helped Steve to understand and learn the nuances of production, the characteristics, the detail and the challenges of working at ‘scale’ – the vision. Since, as the company and the projects have grown so Steve has become ever more involved in refining the process and managing the increasing team of craft workers and artists required for this large scale production.
Helen Chamberlain

Helen Chamberlain

Lead Artist

Started working with Craig Bragdy in 2008. After accepting the job of Designer, Helen was placed alongside the talented artisans working with both clay and glaze to further the understanding of the processes involved. This knowledge have been used to inform every design that has produced over the 13 years with Craig Bragdy.

Successfully completing a Degree in Animation and illustration and a Foundation Degree in Art. Proudly achieving a D&AD New blood Design award for work selected for post degree exhibition on the London South Bank.

Has a passion for all forms of Illustration, the natural world, gothic architecture, art deco, vintage fashion, romanticism and ancient history.  A qualified Dive master and has taught scuba diving, Helen is currently teaching herself to play the drums. 
Craig Bragdy Team

Adam Jones

Senior Designer

Joined the team in 2008, Adam has regular contact with artists, the sales team and other departments in the development of current work, future projects and past jobs. Alongside producing technical details and cross referencing plans in preparation for manufacture material Adam is also involved in the branding and marketing for Craig Bragdy.

Enjoys watching football, playing football and tinkering with his fantasy football team. Loves the outdoors, walking and socialising sipping on a larger or two. Whenever there is cake in the office Adam is always one of the first to take a slice and insists it should be eaten in the morning with a cup of tea.