International Women's Day 2023
Katy Sue started life 30 years ago by mum and daughter team, Doreen Thompson and Sue Balfour, and as a female founded company, this International Women's Day, our CEO Sue Balfour has recorded this message of thanks and appreciation to all our Katy Sue supporters, who've helped us become the creative company we are today.
Katy Sue origins
Sue and her mum Doreen made beautiful miniature porcelain dolls which quickly became hugely popular with collectors around the world. Making the leap from a kitchen table to business premises, and several changes in direction over the years, Katy Sue is now a leading UK craft product designer, manufacturer and retailer.
Below are photos of the original Katy Sue Designs dolls, Sue and her mum Doreen, Sue's daughter Sarah playing in their shop, Sue decorating their first premises in Jarrow, and a magazine article from the early days.