London-based artist Charlotte Mei handcrafts ceramic characters that are very cute, but avoid being saccharine—and are also always functional. From toast-shaped plates with rosy cheeks to little worm sculptures, many of her creations are limited edition...
Ceramic Match Striker
Much more easy on the eyes than the go-to neon orange disposable lighter is this ceramic match-holder handmade by LA-based artist couple Kat Hutter and Roger Lee from their collaborative homewares line, Kat and Roger. Drag a "strike anywhere" match...
Ceramic Lamb Butter Dish
Yes, butter can taste even better—when it's guarded by a hand-sculpted lamb. This glazed green M Crow & Co butter dish is made in Philadelphia in a production workshop run by Tyler Hays (founder of luxe furniture studio BDDW). If it's sold out online...
Colectivo 1050° Ceramics
“For designers, problems are possibilities: the source for innovation,” says Kythzia Barrera. The problem? The rapid disappearance of Oaxacan pottery workshops and with it, the eradication of traditional Mexican clay-making processes that stem back...
Entler's Two- and Three-Headed Lamps
First impressions of Entler's cast stoneware lamps: organic and weird, yet completely charming. The curved necks evoke a curious creature (or maybe even modern-day humans, craning over our phones) and the Shorty Lamp goes one step further to resemble...
Studio van Broekhoven + Olivier van Herpt: Solid Vibrations
The "Solid Vibration" project is an ongoing collaboration between Eindhoven, The Netherlands-based sound laboratory Studio van Broekhoven and industrial designer Olivier van Herpt, who built a custom ceramic printer where the extruding clay is...
Altered Antique Ceramic Plate + David Bowie
For fans of Ziggy Stardust, this antique floral dinner plate is embellished with David Bowie's face. Charming and colorful, the blend of kitsch and Bowie's now-retro superfuture character is a delightful juxtaposition—one to look at, rather than eat...
KWAMBIO's Customizable Design Objects
Oftentimes, the aesthetic quality of 3D-printed objects means—no matter how useful—the products are ultimately unattractive. Of course, much progress has been made over the last few years, and the varying levels of amateur and professional work...
A collaboration between CH favorite, LA-based Ben Medansky and Shop Cooper Hewitt, this speckled ceramic vessel can be used as a mug, catch-all or a vase. The eye-catching piece—like much of Medansky's work—blends natural, organic touches with bright...
This handmade earthenware "Bikini 2" plate by London-based Amy Worrall will brighten any gloomy day. Measuring approximately 9.5 inches, it's hand-glazed and depicts three bronzed babes posing away on the beach. The shades-wearing women will have...
Spora Ceiling Planter
This ceramic and leather Spora ceiling planter—made by Brooklyn-based design studio Light + Ladder—adds elegance to any apartment while freeing up floor space. Sturdy vegetable-tanned leather straps secure a matte stoneware vessel, which is perfect...
Pleasure Point Bong
Seeking an elevated 420 experience, Summerland creates ceramic “stonerware” that puts balmy skies and dreamy beach vibes into bong form. Designed and hand-produced in Northern California, their Pleasure Point bong is made from cone five ceramic—which...
Encouraging kids to put down their phones and get creative, Brooklyn-based program ArtShack extends elementary learning outside of the classroom. The after-school program, founded by artist and educator McKendree Key and product designer Dany Rose...
Beech Hall: Inspired by Egypt
Two's a company, and three's an art collective for the newly formed Beech Hall. Former art school dormmates Danielle Kroll (illustrator and textile designer), Bev Beaulieu (jewelry and 3D CAD designer) and Wade Keller (art director and product...
London-based artist Charlotte Mei is responsible for sweet and playful earthenware creations, and even personalizes several—from plates and toast tiles to these ceramic selfies. Simply send a photo of your loved one to Mei and she will created a cute...
Slurp Cups by Studio Arhoj
First started in Tokyo and now based in Islands Brygge, Copenhagen, Studio Arhoj caught our eye some time ago with their unusual orb-shaped coin bank. Playing with clay and glaze, founder Anders Arhoj balances Japanese and Scandinavian elements...
Tetra's Aesthetically Elevated Smoke Shop
With a continued legal embrace of marijuana—not to mention cigars and the plentiful array of other herbal, smokeable plants—it's about time someone set to selecting beautiful, well-designed smoking accessories. Launching today, Tetra and its founders...
Folk Majolica Bowls by Michal Bačák
Czech illustrator Michal Bačák conceived a cross-cultural, fantastical mythology in his new collection of majolica bowls for Prague's Křehký gallery. Launching at the Křehký Mikulov design festival this year, the collection is another collaboration...
Studio Visit: Ben Medansky's New Digs
Just a few blocks south of Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, ceramicist Ben Medansky rolls through his studio on a skateboard. Medansky—after outgrowing his original workspace—has a new 3,000 square foot home that has space for a gallery, office, work...
Studio Visit: Adam Silverman
Visiting ceramicist Adam Silverman's studio, we spy the artist surveying the vastness of his new space in Glendale, California. A large ceramic egg-shaped piece—glazed with a white crackled surface akin to barnacles—sits next to a smaller one the color...
Godeleine de Rosamel: Life Forms
by Eva Glettner Though Godeleine de Rosamel currently resides in Los Angeles, she is most well known abroad. In her new show, “ Life Forms,” on view at LA's Giant Robot gallery, exhibits work that is every bit as fun and interesting as her illustrations...
Glazed Apple Plate
NYC-based artist and designer John Derian, best known for his nature and vintage-inspired découpage pieces, has collaborated with Parisian ceramics brand Astier de Villatte for a match made in heaven, as they both draw inspiration from "things forgotten...
Studio Visit: Sculptor Nino Sarabutra
During our recent trip to Thailand and Tokyo by way of All Nippon Airways (ANA) we had the opportunity to survey the rich local art scene in Bangkok. There, we were lucky enough to meet with local Thai artist Nino Sarabutra. Working largely with...
It goes without saying that the Melbourne-based ceramics design studio KLEIN&SCHöN is onto something big. Though the company just launched in late January 2015, its inaugural collection of handmade, eccentric pastel wares and jewelry sold out in...
Global Service Plate (Set of 14)
Designed by RCA grad and UK artist Barnaby Barford as part of Nymphenburg's porcelain collection, the set of 14 Global Service Plates combine to produce a map of the world. Each set is handcrafted by the master artisans at Nymphenburg, the Munich-based...