“The very ‘marks’ on the bottom of a piece of rare crockery are able to throw me into a gibbering ecstasy.” –Mark Twain, Tramp Abroad, Chapter XX.
This week’s post is a round-up of potters I have found through instagram and I’m so excited to share some of my favorite makers and artists with you. Sourcing handmade pieces for my designs is a such an enjoyable part of the design process and one of the things that makes Trim Design Co. unique from other edesign companies. We want to create homes that reflect the values of community and sustainability. One way we do that is by choosing vintage, artisanal, and sustainable whenever possible. I hope this inspires you to seek out artists in your community the next time you’re looking to give your decor a refresh!
This Pasadena, California potter describes her work as “Contemporary Handmade Ceramics with a Natural Accent.” I love her organic shapes, earthy color palette, and rich textures. Browse available pieces on her Etsy shop.
Here are some of my favorites (all images courtesy of Jolana Pineda Ceramics):
Jensen’s not currently selling her pieces online right now, but has plans to get an online shop going in the coming year. If you’re in the Atlanta area, you can shop her work at farmer’s markets, festivals, and various boutiques. I love how versatile she is; playing around with different shapes, colors, and techniques.
Check out these pretty pieces from her instagram feed (all images courtesy of After Hours Pottery):
Denise McDonald is a potter based in Sydney, Australia. She describes herself as a “Maker of functional ceramics.” You can browse and purchase her work on her website: http://www.dmpottery.com.au or through various brick & mortar shops, or direct by messaging her on instagram. You can also visit her Etsy shop to browse a selection of pieces. Here are a few of my faves (all images courtesy of Denise McDonald Pottery):
Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Annie Hanks Ceramic Studio is a collaboration between Stephanie Anne Martin and Katherine Hanks. Their Chattanooga shop is open Mondays 10-5 or by appointment. You can also shop online at anniehanksceramics.com
I first heard about this studio when a friend gifted me one of their bracelet flasks a few years ago. It’s such a unique shape and makes styling a shelf a snap! Here it is in my kitchen (photo is my own):
And here are some of my favorite pieces currently available on their website (all images below are courtesy of Annie Hanks Ceramic Studio.):
The work of this Brooklyn-based potter is my current decor-obsession. I love her graphic designs and fun finishes. She has a large selection of pieces available on her website. Here are a few favorites (although truly I want it all!). All images courtesy of Hellenlevi.com
A self-proclaimed slow-crafter and slow-traveler, this artist is currently living on the UK’s Grand Union Canal in a narrow boat home! How cool is that?! You can follow along with her adventures on her blog. But the real reason I’ve become a super-fan of her work is because she makes these incredible “grumpy vase ladies.” I mean come on, these are so fun:
Images courtesy of Makemywayblog.wordpress.com
I hope you enjoyed this pottery round up! Please let me know (comment or email or DM me on instagram @interiorjoy) if you have a request for my next round-up post! And be sure to share other artists that I didn’t include. There is so much talent out there, and I know I barely scratched the surface!