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5 Inspiring Ceramics Shops to Discover Today

Feb 13, 2019

by Valerie Rains

Every day our community grows in unexpected and delightful ways. For our Fresh Shops series, we spotlight new and noteworthy sellers who have been on Etsy for a handful of months or are waiting for those first few sales.

Translucent porcelain or earthy stoneware, wheel-thrown or hand-built, unglazed or carefully painted with intricate patterns: The elements that add up to a unique ceramic piece are as limitless as pottery’s practical applications. For proof, look no further than the offerings from these five Etsy newcomers—working in lighting, wall decor, dinnerware, tea sets, and more—each of whom has established an approach and an aesthetic all their own.

Buchlyvie Pottery

Thanks to their bold color palettes and modern, streamlined shapes, every item in this Scotland-based ceramics shop possesses outsize power to perk up a room. The dangling moon phase wall hangings and windowpane-patterned dinner plates are just two striking examples of where this evolving family-run endeavor, launched 35 years ago by potter Alison Borthwick and now helmed by her daughter Eilidh (and Eilidh’s husband, Craig), is headed.

Object Lessons

Following your passions can lead you down unexpected paths—something San Francisco UX designer and ceramic home goods maker Jay Wong experienced firsthand two years ago, when a budding interest in container gardening kick-started a desire to make the pots her plants would grow in. Today, while Jay still has love for leaves, her free time is largely spent in the ceramics studio, where her output has expanded to include mugs, bowls, and serveware, in addition to her minimalist planters.

Iris Lighting Studio

Cast concrete, perforated tin, woven fibers, pleated paper, even a ruffle of fabric fluttering in the breeze: The fact that Iris and David Rapaport can coax a single material (clay) into resembling all of these textures and finishes is a genuine feat—one facilitated by the Israel-based duo’s two decades of experience crafting functional light fixtures in an array of styles. With a collection this eclectic—and electric—it’s no wonder interior design pros are among their most devoted clients.

47 pots

Pattern junkies and fans of intentionally irregular, proudly hand-built shapes will go wild for the work of Australia-based potter and ceramics sculptor Nikki of 47 pots. Her delicate, wobbly-edged tea sets and condiment servers practically vibrate with dense arrangements of dots and dashes, many enlivened with genuine gold glaze.

Lea Nigel Studios

Whether you’re looking for a single standout art tile to frame and hang or a batch of custom-glazed field tiles for a backsplash or bathroom, your order is in expert hands with Andrea Lea and James Nigel of the Michigan outfit Lea Nigel Studios, two university-trained ceramics pros who’ve committed their lives to clay. Each high-fired, made-to-order slab is cut to precise dimensions, individually pressed and glazed, and held to the topmost standards of quality and durability.

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Swoosh Cactus pot | cobalt blue brush stroke ceramic planter porcelain pottery plant pot
Swoosh Cactus pot | cobalt blue brush stroke ceramic planter porcelain pottery plant pot
$25.57 USD
Swoosh cereal bowl | Fine porcelain ceramic hand painted modern blue brushstroke dessert soup bowl
Swoosh cereal bowl | Fine porcelain ceramic hand painted modern blue brushstroke dessert soup bowl
$17.04 USD
Blue Water vase | minimalist water jug porcelain ceramic simple vase decanter
Blue Water vase | minimalist water jug porcelain ceramic simple vase decanter
$23.60 USD
Grid rimmed dinner plate | Fine porcelain ceramic hand painted modern blue grid serving plate
Grid rimmed dinner plate | Fine porcelain ceramic hand painted modern blue grid serving plate
$26.22 USD
Lunar hanging | ceramic moon phases cobalt blue wall hanging porcelain wood moon cycle home decor
Lunar hanging | ceramic moon phases cobalt blue wall hanging porcelain wood moon cycle home decor
$45.89 USD
6x8 Grand Kite Ceramic Tile Backsplash, Kitchen Tile, Bath Tile, Fireplace, Shower, Michigan Made, Home Decor, Aqua, Metallic, Art Tile
6x8 Grand Kite Ceramic Tile Backsplash, Kitchen Tile, Bath Tile, Fireplace, Shower, Michigan Made, Home Decor, Aqua, Metallic, Art Tile
$36.00 USD
Ceramic 5x5 Wildflower Devils Paintbrush Hawksweed Art Tile, Nature Art, Farmhouse Decor, Hiking, Camping, Wall Decor, Kids Room
Ceramic 5x5 Wildflower Devils Paintbrush Hawksweed Art Tile, Nature Art, Farmhouse Decor, Hiking, Camping, Wall Decor, Kids Room
$35.00 USD
Ceramic Moroccan 3x3 Tile, Fish Scale, Peacock, Feather, Art Tile, Africa, Mosaic Backsplash Tile, Bath, Kitchen, Green, Blue, Metallic
Ceramic Moroccan 3x3 Tile, Fish Scale, Peacock, Feather, Art Tile, Africa, Mosaic Backsplash Tile, Bath, Kitchen, Green, Blue, Metallic
$64.00 USD
RAINBOW WATERCOLOR PLANTER // Rainbow porcelain planter, housewarming gift, wedding gift, plant lovers gift, watercolor planter, ink planter
RAINBOW WATERCOLOR PLANTER // Rainbow porcelain planter, housewarming gift, wedding gift, plant lovers gift, watercolor planter, ink planter
$50.00 USD
SHE'S A RAINBOW PLANTER // Rainbow splattered white speckled planter, housewarming gift, wedding gift, plant lovers gift
SHE'S A RAINBOW PLANTER // Rainbow splattered white speckled planter, housewarming gift, wedding gift, plant lovers gift
$50.00 USD
GEOMETRICA PLANTER - SEDONA // minimalist white planter, geometric planter, housewarming gift, wedding gift, plant lovers gift
GEOMETRICA PLANTER - SEDONA // minimalist white planter, geometric planter, housewarming gift, wedding gift, plant lovers gift
$50.00 USD
5 Pendant porcelain lampshades , Hanging lights, Porcelain pendant light, Ceiling lights,special design lighting fixture,Dining room light
5 Pendant porcelain lampshades , Hanging lights, Porcelain pendant light, Ceiling lights,special design lighting fixture,Dining room light
$475.00 USD
Decorative light Wall fixture ,Ceramic wall lamp shades ,half cylinder wall sconce, turquoise mid grey wall lamp , Wall mount light.
Decorative light Wall fixture ,Ceramic wall lamp shades ,half cylinder wall sconce, turquoise mid grey wall lamp , Wall mount light.
$170.00 USD
3 Pendant lights perforated ceramic , Kitchen lighting, Hanging lights, ceramic pendant light, Ceiling lights
3 Pendant lights perforated ceramic , Kitchen lighting, Hanging lights, ceramic pendant light, Ceiling lights
$570.00 USD
Pendant Light ,Grey large ceramic lamp shade , kitchen lighting ,Dining room lighting , farmhouse beach house lighting fixtures
Pendant Light ,Grey large ceramic lamp shade , kitchen lighting ,Dining room lighting , farmhouse beach house lighting fixtures
$220.00 USD
Porcelain teacup set, in black, white and antique gold. one mug with plate and spoon  Hand Made holds 375mls
Porcelain teacup set, in black, white and antique gold. one mug with plate and spoon Hand Made holds 375mls
Sold
Breakfast in bed set, buttter dish , plate, egg cup, salt dish and spoons. painted black , white and real gold in lumina porcelain.
Breakfast in bed set, buttter dish , plate, egg cup, salt dish and spoons. painted black , white and real gold in lumina porcelain.
Sold
Two Handmade and painted black and white porcelain condiment dishes and spoon with real gold
Two Handmade and painted black and white porcelain condiment dishes and spoon with real gold
Sold

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