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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...
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Tongue Pipe
Stick your tongue out at the haters while lighting up in freedom (in some US states). These cheeky weed pipes are each handmade by the artistic duo behind Troll, Aine Vonnegut and Maia Ruth Lee.
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Kvetch Mug
As Linda Richman knows, a good kvetch among friends is best paired with a cup of joe. This bone china mug makes light of "Coffee Talk" through the humorous use of American artist Mel Bochner's 2010 painting "Kvetch, Kvetch, Kvetch."
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Beetle Plate
Designed by master of découpage housewares John Derian for Astier de Villatte, this terra cotta plate finds its inspiration in the scarab, an ancient Egyptian symbol for self-creation and rebirth.
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Middle Finger Planter
If you've ever wanted to make a bold statement with a piece of nicely designed home decor, FPOAFM's Middle Finger Planter will top your wish list. They recommend an Andes Mountain cactus, a prickly, phallic plant that stands up against the world without...
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Japanese Ceramic Coffee Bowl
Coffee plays an important role in many lives, and it deserves the proper vessel. The Japanese Ceramic Coffee Bowl sold by A Detacher offers a satisfyingly rotund mug for your brew with the ultimate balance of beauty, simplicity and function.
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It's Decorative Gourd Season Mug
You know what time it is, so get the motherf*ckin' mug and celebrate. Simple and sturdy, it'll warm you up all though the season and beyond.
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Jug
Japanese ceramicist and RCA grad Ikuko Iwamoto takes a Buddhist approach to her medium, and her flexible thinking leads to pieces that are both sculptural and functional. These meticulously hand-dotted, slip-cast porcelain jugs—designed for “a bizarre...
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Megatropolis Collection
Brooklyn-based illustrator Mark McGinnis added a creative touch of his local turf to a bone china collection for London design shop SCP. The detailed Megatropolis collection features humorous ruminations on urban living, with each piece decorated by...
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London Design Festival 2014: Fresh Staples
Our previous look at this year's London Design Festival highlighted a few select newcomers for 2014, but equally exciting are the shops, satellite fairs and institutions you come to count on during any city's annual design week. Below are some of...
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The Ripple Series from Haand Ceramics
If you're on a search for high-quality wares to set the table with that are minimalist enough to match any mood and decor but are unusual enough to be memorable, look no further than Haand Ceramics. Founded in 2012 by childhood friends (now business...
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FPOAFM's One-of-a-Kind Ceramic Artworks
Ceramics seem to becoming more and more like T-shirts, in which the cup or bowl becomes a vehicle for something catchy, cute or plain-old homey. One collective that's highlighting the neglected creative potential of the historic medium is FPOAFM...
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Interview: Ceramicist Ruby Pilven
Growing up with two ceramic artists for parents, Australian Ruby Pilven has been experimenting with the craft since childhood. The Ballarat-based ceramicist makes experimental works—from necklaces and rings to folded vases—that are embellished by...
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2 Plate Multidish
Maxime Ansiau has squashed the conventions of traditional Delftware in the most graceful way. Her Multidish available at Seletti depicts classic Dutch scenery like countryscapes dotted with windmills on plates linked together in rows of two or more...
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One-Off Ceramics by Leah Reena Goren
For a while now, Brooklyn-based illustrator Leah Reena Goren has caused waves due to her cat-influenced prints on tees, scarves and totes. In between working on her zine, Sad Girls and producing limited edition patterns for Anthropologie, however...
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GeMo 3D-Printed Vases
When first seeing GeMo for the first time, it's difficult to not be intrigued: there is a purity to the vase design, but there’s something wrong. They aren’t all the same—similar, but not the same. GeMo (derived from "genetically modified") is...
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Akio Nukaga and Friends at Heath Ceramics, San Francisco
The bond between heritage California ceramics company Heath and Japanese master potter Akio Nukaga spans across the ocean and celebrates the connection between artists who work in clay. This relationship is reflected in the show "Akio Nukaga and...
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Leah Ball Ceramics
Chicago-based Leah Ball stumbled on the second half of her business almost by accident. After apprenticing at a bronze foundry and then starting her own jewelry business, she began dabbling with ceramics as a way to display her stunning bronze...
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Big Cities Tableware
At first glance they look like simple porcelain pieces, but the TAC BIG Cities tableware comes lined with delicately etched renderings of the familiar skylines of London, Moscow, Istanbul and more. The blue on white color scheme pays very subtle homage...
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William Edmonds Pottery
Artist William Edmonds expands his imaginative aesthetic to ceramics, creating household pottery pieces in unexpected but practical shapes. Mugs bring a rustic touch to the table in painterly earth tones glazed to abstract perfection.
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Bhold Design's Heat Buffering Bholdable Tumbler
No traditional method could produce bhold design's ceramic bholdable tumbler. But, thanks to the wonders of 3D printing, its beautiful and unique shape can be crafted without molds or ceramic wheels. The three perforations on its side are more than...
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Lenneke Wispelwey Ceramics
There's an elegant simplicity to the work of Arnhem, Netherlands-based ceramicist Lenneke Wispelwey. There's also a touch of mathematical fun. As a whole, her work is easily recognizable for two specific reasons. Regardless of what design object...
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Studio Visit: Xie Dong, Beijing
After much exploration and experimentation, Beijing-based porcelain artist Xie Dong finally settled on bone china as her medium of choice, and did so because of the folds it can create. A tradition that originates from 18th Century Britain, bone...
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J.C. Herman Minicup Set
Straight from J.C. Herman Ceramics, the Amsterdam studio of potter Herman Verhagen, each of these aqua-hued mini-cups has been lovingly thrown by hand and glazed with care in Verhagen's studio. The cup’s tiny nature—less than two inches tall by two...
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