Karen Whiteley & Josephine Cottrell
Karen Whiteley, Founder & Josephine Cottrell, Art Director
Maud & Mabel
Tulip Siddiq MP for Hampstead and Kilburn
Following her work as a stylist alongside pioneering Fashion photographer Sam Haskins at his Kings Road Studio, Karen Whiteley assisted Pan Henry at the Casson Gallery in the early 80s. On a trip to Japan, she fell in love with its art, and, bringing together her passion for ceramics and appreciation for its culture, she founded Maud & Mabel in 2012 as a considered and curated retail space with a focus on contemporary ceramics. Josephine joined Maud & Mabel in 2016.
Combining her background in the arts and interest in curation, with a passion for international cultures and traditions, she helped expand Maud & Mabel’s roster of artists and develop its artistic direction.