Category Archives: Ceramics

Esther Coombs: Recycling by Design

Esther Coombs: Recycling by Design

Esther Coombs describes herself as an artist “who believes that life is a story and that narrative is best told with drawings.” A gifted illustrator, she has found a perfect canvas for her storytelling; old china and fabric. Through her upcycling of vintage ceramics and textiles she creates unique pieces, drawing by hand onto the surface of each item. The juxtaposition of her modern, somewhat minimalist line drawings with the floral and elaborate designs of the vintage china and fabric creates an unusual, somehow provocative look.

Ed and Kate Coleman’s Ceramics

Ed and Kate Coleman’s Ceramics

Is it possible to look at the ceramic vase or a small cup, and have a feeling of pure joy? Is it possible to look at the ceramic bowl with apples and imagine it dances? Can you hear the music watching Ed and Kate Coleman’s ceramic creations? I could, and I can tell you it is a cheerful, energetic music that makes this world a better place to live. Ed and Kate are a husband and wife artistic team who create amazing ceramic vases, bowls, tumblers, mugs, and clocks.

The Life and Work of Eva Zeisel

The Life and Work of Eva Zeisel

Eva Zeisel, a ceramic artist whose elegant, eccentric designs for dinnerware in the 1940s and ’50s helped to revolutionize the way Americans set their tables, died on Friday in New City, N.Y. She was 105.

Ms. Zeisel (pronounced ZY-sel), along with designers like Mary and Russel Wright and Charles and Ray Eames, brought the clean, casual shapes of modernist design into middle-class American homes with furnishings that encouraged a postwar desire for fresh, less formal styles of living.

Paul Young’s Pottery

Paul Young’s Pottery

Over the three decades since graduating, Paul Young has been developing his own distinctive style, fuelled by English and European folkloric traditions. Simultaneously, he has built up an impressive collecton of ceramics spanning 4,000 years. “Eating everything and spitting out the pips” is how he describes his journey of discovery.

Bryony Burn’s Ceramics

Bryony Burn’s Ceramics

Bryony Burn’s distinctive ceramics are available in a wide selection of sizes, shapes and colourways.
A unique collection can be created as all pieces complement each other and also make an individual impact.

Geraldine de Beco Surprise in the Bowl

Geraldine de Beco Surprise in the Bowl

Geraldine de Beco (b. 1974) is a young French designer with an atypical background: she is a graduate of ENSCI (The National School of Industrial Creation) and Sciences Po. Here she signs her first collection with Bernardaud. Beco is interested in the witness of bygone times and tales that she unites with modern technical innovations.

Brendan Lee Tang and His Wonderland

Brendan Lee Tang and His Wonderland

Irish artist Brendan Lee Tang makes a bold mix of Asian ceramic culture, western pop icons, blinding colors, manga aesthetics, kitsch references and, with a huge amount of craziness and creativity. Brendan Tang was born in Dublin, Ireland, of Trinidadian parents and is a naturalized citizen of Canada.

Michele Anthony and Her Cute Ladies

Michele Anthony and Her Cute Ladies

Ceramic artist Michele Anthony brought us into this world with the help of her imagination making us in all shapes and sizes: swimming, singing, dancing, acting and just enjoying ourselves! Michele Anthony has been passionate about ceramics from a very early age and has been influenced by some of the great traditional baroque artists like Rubens, and by modern artists like Botero, with their original portrayal of voluptuous women.

Fairy Tale Pottery by Mary Rose Young

Fairy Tale Pottery by Mary Rose Young

Hidden amongst the geenery of the Forest of Dean lies Mary Rose Young’s pottery gallery. There, she and her team make her range of fairy tale pottery. Most of it is ordered by galleries around the world but plenty is left to stock her own gallery just outside Parkend.

Rörstrand – Swedish Design Since 1726

Rörstrand  – Swedish Design Since 1726

For almost 300 years Rörstrand has been synonymous with quality and fine craftsmanship. Their plates and tableware have been handed down from generation to generation and become heirlooms, classics and collectors’ items that have written themselves into Swedish design history. Perhaps this is because they have always understood that quality goes beyond mere durability and functionality.