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I think ceramic home accessories are possibly the most exciting part of styling an interior. The finishing touches that draw you into a space. And it’s no secret that I’ve a long history of collecting handmade pottery, particularly minimalist sculptural pieces with tactile curves and raw appeal.
There’s a few regular brands and designers that I always have my eye on and with a new year upon us and spring approaching, I’ve pulled together some new sculptural ceramic accessories to share from my ever expanding wishlist. I thought we would start in Scotland, as that’s of course were I live.
You’re probably already familiar with ceramist Viv Lee’s work from my interview with her. Her approach is influenced by Zen Buddhism, building and pinching her terracotta and stoneware vessels into being almost through meditation as she works it into shape. And you can really feel that she’s coming from a space of calm awareness through her work with its earthy palettes and raw textures. Her ceramics are tall and elegant, almost human in their appearance.
photo by Gabriela Silveira
Tracy Dixon Ceramics
Tracy’s work is super popular on Instagram where I’ve been following her for some time. She releases regular small-batch collections to sell from her online shop and, thanks to a strong following, seems to fly out the door before I can get there!
Created in her garden studio in Wiltshire, her work is beautifully simplistic and contemporary.
“I’m inspired by clean lines and neutral colours. Each piece should sit easily amongst the rest of the interior.”
photo by Tracy Dixon Ceramics
Louise Roe Copenhagen
The new Bubble collection from Copenhagen based designer Louise Roe has me thinking of floating clouds. Inspired by mouth blown glass, its delicious curves made from unglazed white ceramic draw you in. This is a real wow piece, perfect as a focal point to style on a plinth.
photo by Charlotte King – check out her beautiful Instagram account Lepetitfika.
You can always count on HAY to bring something a little different to the table. The W&S vase collection is a collaboration with design duo Wang & Soderstrom made using a unique method of 3D printing in porcelain and stoneware.
The undulating curves of these vases make them an eye catching work of art in their own right, only enhanced by the addition of fresh or dried flowers. Gorgeous.
I’ve been stalking Simone on Instagram for some time and absolutely love her work, check out her beautiful account here. Her work is influences by working with clay in Japan and I think you can really see that from her unique pieces. The pieces in her current collection (Collection II) are intended for minimal, ikebana style floral arranging or to stand on their own as sculptural objects.
Inspired by the 1960s CoBrA art movement (albeit much calmer) this new silhouette of the same name plays with the contrasts between soft, human shapes and architectural structures. It’s yet another striking addition to the 101 Copenhagen ceramics collection which is heavy influenced by Japanese aesthetics and Danish design, something that is becoming more of a theme in interiors today in the Japandi trend.
Shopping edit links:
- Simone Bodmer Turner Ros ceramic vessel, Matches Fashion (affiliate)
- Black terracotta pot, Zara Home
- Popotin body vase, Anissa Kermiche, Matches Fashion (affiliate)
- Beige Chamber vase, HAY, WallpaperSTORE (affiliate)
- Stoneware sculpture, H&M (affiliate)
- Naked carved dome vase, Sophie Bland
- Louise Roe Balloon Vase 04, Nordic Nest
- Drift vase, Cooee Design
- Cobra vase, 101 Copenhagen, Trouva (affiliate)