Combining beauty and utility: ceramics to covet

Do ceramics get any prettier than this hand-painted tulip serving-ware by talented artist Andrea Zarraluqui?
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Do ceramics get any prettier than this hand-painted tulip serving-ware by talented artist Andrea Zarraluqui?

Pottery and ceramics are a foundation craft of the human race. Used and produced the world over, there's something tactile and comforting about the medium, and so many designs to love.

So for the ceramic connoisseurs, we've picked a few that we think are a treat to observe.

Feast your eyes on a realm of handmade objects where beauty and usefulness combine.

MONOCHROMATIC

 

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This is minimalism looking mighty fine.

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EYE-WATERINGLY EDIBLE

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The speckled salt pot above with matching spoon seems so crisp and delicious, it's like it's been made out of a toasted bagel.

SPEAKING OF OCEANS

 

Jug and Beaker set great for water jug or mixing up Pimms or other festive drinks #brendanadams #studiopottery #nzpottery #jug

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Watery in colour but not necessarily in what you choose to put in it.

MIXED MEDIA

Weaving and pottery combine in these rustic hand thrown vessels. The red baby Moses might be our pick of the bunch.

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Featured in Vogue Living for her leaf shaped plates, these sublime handpainted designs are by Andrea Zarraluqui. Her repertoire also includes motif of banana leaf, anemone, cactii and more.

NEW ERA

 

Lids lids lids #ceramics #pottery #wheelthrown #stoneware #vessels #jars #ceramicsnz #lids #cute #clay #love #red #leaf #leaves

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Napier based Katie Jenssen's ceramics have a millennial meets pop art aesthetic that seems very current.

ULTIMATE GREENERY

This jug by Auckland potter Mervyn Aitchison wins writer's favourite for the perfect marriage of colour and shape. So good it looks like a classic.

PLANT-MANIA

 

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Riding the indoor planter trend wave without succumbing to idea-poaching, these little planters are delectably unique.

AMETHYST AND AGATE

Now for something completely different - gem inspired vessels. So shiny, so purple, so pretty.

MASTER CLASS

The pottery line-up cannot be complete without Tony Sly's new take on the plain white plate. It's like Valentino re-interpreting a white t-shirt. 

AWESOMELY ODD

 

Best wobbly friends forever❤

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Kinda sweet, kinda creepy, this pair is a hit.

 - Stuff

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