I’ve always admired ceramics. The love for ceramics making and clay crafting goes back to my high school years when I majored in art and experimented with all sorts of materials and color effects. I still remember the terracotta clay in my hands, this cool, humid, yet smooth substance pressing between the fingers forming an object, later getting fired in the kiln and glazed as final touch. Unfortunately, I didn’t follow education in the different ceramics making techniques, such as wheel throwing, slipcasting and handbuilding. Also, all glazing methods are unfamiliar to me. I mean the most common and easy one to do at home is of course handbuilding and painting the surface, which I regularly practice at home. However, wheel throwing and slipcasting I’ve never tried, yet would love to learn from a professional one day. Anyways, we are getting a bit off topic.
Today, I would like to round up a few of my favorite inspiring handmade ceramics, each with a different personality developed by their makers. Hopefully, they inspire you as much as they do for me. Here are 10 beautiful handmade ceramics that I adore right now and want to have on my kitchen table decoration for the next dinner party. Besides, for more inspiration have a look here.
5. Metallic / golden accentuated ceramic cups with watercolor effect glazing – yes please! Find more beautiful ceramics from Romyno here.
6. Yes, I love uneven serving plates and jewelry dishes with golden rims and watercolor effect coloring. I mean who does not people? Tell me one person and I personally make sure he or she changes mind immediately, cause this is the most elegant porcelain that lifts up your table top decor in seconds. Suite One Studio is doing an amazing job.
7. Anna from Arrow + Sage makes these lovely ceramics, also with golden accents. She was on Etsy previously, but recently opened her own, real webshop. Check it out. It’s really beautiful. You can follow Anna for inspiration on Pinterest.
8. You can get your entire ceramics set including plates, cups, vases and more from Amy Hamley’s handmade RedravenStudios Collection. All of her work is slip cast in English porcelain from handmade molds, and many pieces are finished with 14k gold and platinum luster. Yes, ladies you heard right – 14k gold!
9. The drawings are created by carving into the clay and washing over with a black stain, then wiping off the excess to reveal the original line. The decorative color is also hand-painted on before the final firing. Wow! This already gives an indication how many steps are included in the process of producing these lovely planters from Elizabeth Benotti.
10. The cherry on top – Anna Westerlund. What a talented woman and how inspirational are her ceramics. I love the combination of porcelain with fabric and neon accents. You can find more pieces on Anna’s moodboards here.
What are your favorite ceramic pieces at the moment? Any of those above that you admire as well?
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