if you are passing marylebone , drop into the little gallery eclectic and see the wondeful ceramics by shinobu hashimoto. i love japanese ceramics, but there seems to be less shops in london selling them now; i used to buy lots from the oriental centre that was in colindale, but now thats gone, its increasingly difficult. designers guild still carries a few interesting ceramics, from colourful tableware to vases – always a good place to find gifts. frank in whitstable also stocks lovely ceramics – i use beakers for flowers picked from my garden.
i always buy the lovely delicate plates by fliff carr as presents – too beautiful to use though, they are lovely propped up on any shelf.