The Cut #03 / Ceramics To Covet For Christmas

8th December 2014

Ceramics Christmas Gift Guide

|1| Large ‘Ash’ coffee mug, Mazama |2| Flawed gold plated bowls, Studiomake at Gretel Home |3| Pyramid planter, LEIF |4| Bronze Glaze ceramic tea mug, Nôm Living |5| Mint porcelain tea light holder, Future and Found |6| Bamboo lidded storage jars, oh ho rachio! |7| Eclipse vessel, Takeawei Studio at 

This week’s ‘The Cut’ was a complete no-brainer. With a burgeoning collection of ceramics at home (most of them home to a variety of plants) it made sense to put together a Christmas gift guide of personal favourites. Not an easy task given the choice out there!

I try to buy my pots and mugs from small, independent designer-makers; the materials and craftmanship are all together a much higher quality. I love the rough feel of a hand thrown, stoneware mug like this from Mazama and the perfectly imperfect gold edges of Studiomake’s plated bowls-isn’t that muted colour palette just to die for?!

Find a little of the unexpected inside Nom Living’s bronze glazed mug (imagine sipping a rich hot chocolate from that!) or a splash of fresh mint from Future and Found’s porcelain tea light holders. A small succulent would look very at home in one of those too.

Speaking of planters, how could anyone resist the bold patterned Pyramid planter, an exclusive from LEIF or the spotty Eclipse vessel from my boutique? Throw out those plastic pots and give them something worth to growing into.

I nearly tripped over my tongue when designer-maker Oh No Rachio! tweeted a photo of her new collection of bamboo lidded storage pots last week. So popular were the first batch that she sold out and had to order more in, so get in there quick if you want to be in time for Christmas! Choose from three designs; grid, confetti or constellation and then use them in your workspace to store all those runaway bits of stationery. My absolute must have from the whole lot.

Are you a crazy ceramics nut like me? What’s taken your fancy?