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A curated selection of Australian ceramicists to help personalise your space

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WORDS BY IZZY WIGHT

Where to buy the best local ceramics online.

Over the past year, the art of ceramics has found itself in the interior design spotlight. With independent ceramicists popping up all over Australia, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to handmade, thoughtfully-decorated porcelain art. From tiny cowboy-hat-shaped incense holders to vases that capture the soft curves of the feminine form, there’s a locally-crafted ceramic piece for every space.


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To help your search, we’ve curated a list of Australian ceramicists artfully making vases, plates, mugs, shapes and more. Scroll on to find your next homewares crush.

Made in Japan

 

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Made in Japan, usually sold at several high-quality Melbourne markets, Made in Japan also has its own Mornington outlet store, supplying high-quality, Japanese-made ceramics, shipped directly from family-run businesses in Japan. Snap up the handmade, one-of-a-kind and restaurant-quality ceramics in every colour, print and glaze, at wholesale prices. 

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Mud

 

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Since 1994, Mud’s Shelley Simpson has earned a name for herself specialising in hand-finished ceramics. Mud is known for its minimalist mixing bowls, ceramic cups, mugs and kitchen sets that are all oven, dishwasher and microwave safe. Mud’s products are locally handmade in Sydney from clay sourced in France, with a new collection of colours released each season.

mudaustralia.com

Snug Ceramics

 

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Snug Ceramics is run by 15-year-old ceramicist Isabella Doherty. Everything is handmade with love and features small paintings of lemons, stripes, and flowers, and is rounded off by imperfectly perfect rims. 

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Rittle King

 

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If you’re on the hunt for some funky new ceramics, Rittle King is for you. Featuring intricate line work, organic shapes and hidden faces, the boutique designs are a soft way to add interest to your space.

rittleking.com

Rainy BB


Singaporean-born, Sydney-based model and designer Rainy started experimenting with ceramics as a hobby and has since built her skills into a budding business. Taking inspiration from the natural world, Rainy crafts vases, cups, plates and bowls in glossy shades of moss green, petal pink and soft cream.

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Ochre Ceramics

 

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Combining her two passions – jewellery and interior design – Ochre Ceramics founder Lauren creates pieces inspired by ancient treasures and the natural world around her. Shop her delicately handmade, sepia-toned ceramics, or make your own through one of her group pottery classes.

ochreceramics.com 

Voluptuary Ceramics

Emma Bartik is the Sydney-based artist behind the ‘slow-made’ ceramic brand, Voluptuary. Working with a signature palette of soft pastels, nudes and pink hues, Emma’s hand-tinted ceramics are inspired by the soft folds, rolls and ridges of the human form.

voluptuaryceramics.com

Degoey Planet


Inspired by a series of imagined fantasies, Degoey Planet founder Alexandria Degoey turns her design dreams into a series of whimsical ceramics. Whether it be a double-headed tiger vase, porcelain dolphin pipe or penis-shaped champagne flute, each piece is made to order in Alexandria’s Queensland studio using locally and sustainably sourced materials.

degoeyplanet.com

Softedge Studio


A ceramic-based project dedicated to the sculptural possibilities of everyday tactile objects, Softedge creates unique ceramic pieces that challenge the limitations of traditional ceramic work. The brand’s Ewer jug is a personal favourite.

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Ella Reweti

 

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Reweti’s geometric ceramics are so precise, it’s hard to believe she’s self-taught. Her colourful, sculptural lighting and tableware are made-to-order from her backyard in Northcote.

ellareweti.com

Arcadia Scott

 

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Self-taught, Melbourne/Naarm-based potter Arcadia Scott makes beautiful ceramics using a range of clays and glazes. The collection includes everything from mugs, travel cups and kitchenware to pots and planters, all in a gorgeous spread of hues. 

arcadiascott.com

Tantri Mustika


Combining hand-stained and marbled clays in her designs, Tantri Mustika is the Melbourne-based ceramicist crafting pieces inspired by organic, free-flowing forms. Incorporating elements of mosaic, the playful nature of Tantri’s handcrafted pieces will instantly brighten up your space.

tantrimustikaceramics.com

Eun Ceramics

 

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Melbourne-based label Eun Ceramics delivers bold, abstract pieces designed to elevate your home. Crafted by Korean ceramist Jessica Choi, each vase, mug, plate and bowl is handcrafted to achieve unique textures and eye-catching shapes.

eunceramics.com

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