i am always looking for beautiful ceramics – have a look at the delicate beakers and jugs by James and tilla waters. i also like the simplicity of the creamer jug from another country. love this colourful blue jug by reiko kaneko – jugs are something i can’t resist and i have jugs in all sizes and colours, some old, some new!
another of my favourite ceramicists is Jacqui Roche, who makes lovely cream porcelain ware, including this lovely porcelain rose. Jacqui also runs workshops for adults and children, learning to use the wheel and glazing pots – she’s inspirational.
there seem to be very few artisan shops left in london, i find that its essential to touch and feel the things that i want to buy and especially the scale – you lose all the beauty in a photograph online. fortunately there are a few shops remaining that still show interesting hand made ceramics – my favourites are listed.
mint is an inspiring shop selling beautiful ceramics and artisan products. egg is another source of inspiration, no website, but worth the journey. igigi in brighton is another favourite place of mine – and definitely makes going to brighton worth it. merci in paris is another shop worth all the travelling to – its got to be a must on your list of paris shopping – merci also gives its profits to charity.Eclectic is typically japanese , very white, minimal, very delicate in style but like a breath of fresh air, it stands out amongst the usual chain shops around town. of course there is frank in whitstable, abigail aherne in islington has an unusual choice of ceramics, including this very cute vessel with a face on it, perfect for an odd stem o flower.
abigail also runs one day workshops on how to practically style, dress and create the coolest seasonal home – her unique, but covetable style provides a wonderful, fun and inspirational day full of tips and innovative ideas.