We've got a weak spot for beautiful handmade ceramics and pottery. They catch our eye with beautiful materials, glazes, colors and textures, and we love that every artist has their own style, whether it be modern, traditional or eclectic. A high-quality piece can be not only functional and decorative, but also a cherished heirloom. The following are some of our favorite artists who produce lovely ceramics that stand the test of time and wow us with new handmade designs.
1 Pigeon Toe Ceramics Modern, clean and colorful porcelain lighting, planters, bird feeders, and tabletop and servingware. Read More: Lisa Jones of Pigeon Toe Ceramics & Homewares
2 Heath Ceramics: A decades old home classic, the incredibly high-quality mid-century style pieces feature dinnerware, tile, home accessories and even house numbers. Read More: Heath Ceramics: Handcrafted Tile and Tableware and A Visit to Heath Ceramics.
3 Perch: Clean, modern, colorful and fun handmade and non-toxic ceramics including lighting, planters, tabletop and servingware, and other adorable home accessories. Read More: Lighting By Perch!
4 SODA By Amy: Dreamlike, soft colored and children-inspired porcelain pieces including cups, mugs, charms and jewelry.
5 Paloma's Nest: Best known for their Ring Bearer Bowls, Paloma's Nest has expanded their line of delicate text imprinted ceramics to include other heirloom gifts and keepsakes such as plates, ornaments, frames, and cufflinks.
6 Up in the Air Somewhere: Gorgeous hand-built ceramic and papier-mâché vessels inspired by the clean, minimal lines found in industrial architecture.
7 Esther Pottery: Colorful and sculptural planters featuring irregular forms and striped glazing, meant to complement the unique forms of cacti and succulents.
8 Dalhaus: Chromatic vases, dishes, teapots, and other objects from slip-cast, wheel-thrown, or hand-built clay that are glazed by hand using custom color mixes.
9 Rae Dunn: White stoneware including vases, planters and plates, often accented with wood grain textures and typographic imprints.
10 Mudpuppy: Probably most well known for their handing upside down pots, Mudpuppy also makes other eclectic stoneware creations including skulls, baby head vase, wind chimes, ornaments and other decorative accessories.
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