The Ceramic Brands We're Swooning Over Right Now
Instagram is a treasure trove of inspiration. From travel stories to stylish home décor, in one swift scroll you'll have your weekly menu planned and living room restyled quicker than you can order an almond capp. Everything you could ever wish for is literally at your fingertips. And with an array of unique, emerging brands posting their fabulous wares on their feeds, there's even more reason to dive in.
And so, to let you in on our latest Insta-obsession, we've scoured our favourite feeds to bring you a handpicked edit of ceramics that we're loving right now. From under-the-radar designers to gorgeous global gems, these are the earthenware essentials your home is crying out for.
An Australian bed linen favourite. You're probably already a Bed Threads convert, but what you might not be aware of is their fabulous new homewares range. They've collaborated with a variety of creatives to produce a range of home décor that's guaranteed to elevate your space. One of the artists is ceramicist Rachel Saunders, based out of Vancouver Island, Canada. Her Woman Vases are handcrafted, meaning that no two are ever the same.
Based in South East Queensland, Marloe Marloe offers artisanal creations inspired by the intricacies and inconsistencies of nature. With followers including Margot Robbie, Deborah Symond O'Neil and Jasmine Dowling, this ceramic collection if definitely one to swoon over.
Known for their candles and delicate objects. Sydney-based brand, Maison Balzac offers a range of signature home accessories designed to evoke memories of experiences. Their Carron Plate is drawn and made by hand by in Montpellier in collaboration with artist Mathilde Carron Astier de Villatte.
Located in Byron Bay, Nikau is a botanical and clay emporium bursting with colour and boho style. Their Instagram is beautifully curated to show off their stunning store and beachside lifestyle. They have their own range of decorative objects as well as stocking brands such as los Objetos Decorativos, Earth + Element and Melbourne label Oh Hey Grace.
This Melbourne-based design store has showrooms in Prahran and Collingwood, and is famed for its bold use of colour, texture and pattern. Their Sicilian Head Vase is designed by Sicilian artist Giacomo Alessi and is handmade in Italy. Due to the handmade nature of the items, each piece is unique with charming imperfections.
This online homewares store based in Melbourne, work with leading interiors and lifestyle publications in Australia and overseas. They stock several Australian ceramic brands including Formantics, Kaz and Iggy and Lou Lou.
This Northcote ceramicist in Melbourne, offers ceramics with a contemporary take on traditional terrazzo tiling. She only works in small batches and every piece is finished differently depending on her technique and process used.
Based in Melbourne, Design Stuff's online homewares store (with a newly opened showroom in St Kilda) offers a Scandinavian design aesthetic. With a focus on light and innovative designs, their Stoneware vases by Ferm Living are the perfect addition to any home.
An Australian homewares, design and lifestyle brand, The Print Society pride themselves on using Australian manufacturing and materials, while focusing on the timeless quality of the pieces they produce. The Scallop Wrap Vase is uniquely hand rolled and built in their Sydney studio and offers a subtle pop of colour that will compliment any room.
Run by two girls in Perth, Chimerical Homewares is all about bright colours and abstract shapes. The two artists met studying fashion design and started the business shortly after graduating. Their products are sold on their website and also at local markets across Australia (follow them on Instagram to see where they'll be popping up next).
Togetherness Design focuses on craft techniques as well as playing with print and pattern. Based in Melbourne, artist Esther Sandler finds inspiration for her work from the immediate world around her and the small details that make up that world.
By Ruby Robinson is definitely one to watch. Based in Sydney, she currently doesn't have an online store or sell through a retailer, however she does do small drops of different products which you can source by emailing her directly. Her aesthetic offers a whimsical take on ceramics playing with overlapping colour and a variety of shapes.
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