Posts Tagged ‘ceramic’

Jonathan Adler whale butter dish

Monday, July 2nd, 2012
Jonathan Adler designer animal menagerie ceramics

Whale butter dish

How do you store your butter – in the fridge in its wrapper/tub, or in a butter dish?

If you’re a fan of the good old butter dish and are seeking an unusual contemporary storage option, then you can’t beat the whale design dish by Jonathan Adler.

The dish is made from white fired stoneware, with a matt white glaze, and it’s part of the playful collection of ceramic animals.

It’s a quirky design and unusual to find a whale used in this way, although we think it could be a bit too nice to use for butter.

Whether you’d put it into practical use, or simply put it out on display, the wonderful whale butter dish is available to buy from Amara.

Quirky smile bowl by Tina Vlassopulos

Thursday, March 8th, 2012
Designer ceramic snack bowl

Quirky ceramic bowl

What’s better than a plain bowl? A bowl that smiles at you!

Designer Tina Vlassopulos has created a quirky range of earthenware bowls with smiling faces carved into the asymmetric rim.

This one is the ideal size for snacks or nibbles, but there are other sizes available too, including a large salad bowl.

The smile bowl is £24.95.

Tea Rules The World sugar bowl and creamer

Monday, November 21st, 2011
Takae Mizutani designer china

Lion sugar bowl and unicorn creamer

For quirky products that you’ll love using, you can’t beat designs by Takae Mizutani.

As a designer, Takae has a great way of looking at the world through the eyes of a child and this can certainly be seen in her unique designs.

In the case of this sugar bowl and creamer set, the sugar bowl is designed in the shape of a lion and the creamer is in the form of a unicorn. Both animal motifs feature on the British coat of arms, so it’s only right that they’re on products celebrating the great British tea drinking habit!

The set of two Tea Rules the World pieces are made in Cornwall from earthenware clay, cost £44 and come in a gift box, so would make a great present. The only choice you have to make is whether to opt for white or natural finish.

Alice Mara Hanging People gravy boat

Friday, November 11th, 2011
Contemporary ceramic designs by Alice Mara

Ceramic gravy boat

Ceramicist Alice Mara specialises in creating contemporary, colourful and witty ceramic designs.

One of her popular ranges is the Hanging People design – so called, as tiny people are shown hanging from the sides of mugs, bowls and jugs.

A great range of products with this design is available and, newly in stock at Not On The High Street, is her hanging people gravy boat. It comes complete with a jug for your gravy and a saucer to pop the jug on, and costs £40.

Check out more of Alice’s designs on her website, or in her Not On The High Street store.

Becky Baur fox and flower plate

Thursday, September 29th, 2011
Designer Becky Baur

Foxy plate

We seem to be seeing more foxes cropping up in homeware and interiors products recently, like the fox cushion we featured recently.

This time it’s a fox on ceramic, in the form of this cute looking fox and flower plate. It’s designed and hand decorated by Becky Baur in the classic shades of blue and white. The plate measures 21cm.

The fox and flower plate can be purchased for £20 from Hunkydory Home.

You can see more of Becky Baur’s designs on her website.

Sagaform Blossom retro teapot

Thursday, August 25th, 2011
Designer Sagaform retro teapot

Sagaform teapot

Designed by Camilla Engdahl for Sagaform, this Blossom design retro teapot would fit in comfortably with a fresh and modern home.

The design cleverly incorporates elements from some of her other ceramic pieces, namely the tulip, daisy and clover designs, and complements them perfectly.

The teapot is made from stoneware and has a flat oak lid.

The Sagaform Blossom teapot is available to purchase from DotMaison for £24.95.

Framed porcelain buttons wall art

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Lauren Denney handmade ceramicsHandmade ceramic wall art by Lauren Denney

The close up photo of this wall art looks like dainty biscuits on a baking tray, but they’re actually porcelain buttons and not the slightest bit edible at all!

Created by Lauren Denney, this unusual piece of wall art looks effective in its monotone colours and features 24 handmade white porcelain buttons on a black background. The picture comes framed and ready to be hung on a wall.

You can buy the porcelain button wall art picture from Lauren Denney’s store; whilst there, it’s worth checking out her other handmade ceramic homeware creations too.

Owl egg cups by Hannah Turner

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
Hannah Turner owl owlie egg cup

Owl egg cup

Wiltshire ceramicist, Hannah Turner, has launched a new range of owl egg cups, which follow on from the success of her quirky owl collection.

Available in a choice of three colours – blue, pink or yellow – the 3D effect of the egg cups makes the wise old owls look as if they’re almost about to take off!

The owl egg cups are 7cm in height and can be purchased direct from Hannah Turner for £29.99 each.

Bombay Duck home sale bargains

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Horn and Bone Bombay Duck salad serversBlue stripe ceramic jar bathroom accessoryPick Me Valentine's Gift from Bombay DuckLarge rectangular mirror home accessory

Bombay Duck have up to 80% off a large range of gifts and home accessories, plus you can get an extra 20% off sale items until Monday 31st January. All you need to do is enter the code – “JANSALE” - at the checkout.

Amongst the goodies on offer include:

* A pair of black and white stripy salad servers, reduced from £22.50 to £9.50.

* A blue and multicoloured stripe ceramic lidded storage jar, reduced from £18 to £7.

* A bright and cheerful cherry design ‘Pick Me’ ceramic mug, which comes gift boxed, reduced from £9.50 to £6.50.

* The Lola large rectangular silver mirror, reduced from £175 to £95.

All these items, plus many more, are in the sale at Bombay Duck. When you’re buying, don’t forget to use the code for an extra 20% off!

Bargain buy: Aven fruit design flan dish

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Habitat flan dish sale bargainCeramic fluted flan dish from Habitat

There’s still time to catch a bargain buy at Habitat, where the sale ends on Sunday.

Amongst the bargains we spotted is this Aven ceramic flan dish, measuring 27cm in diameter.

The fluted edge dish is decorated inside with an apple and pear and around the outside of the dish is a jaunty blue ribbon-like pattern.

The Aven white ceramic flan dish was £15, but is now only £8.40 in the sale at Habitat.

Other good buys include a lidded wok with 7 piece accessory set for £16.80, a 12 cup rumbaba silicone cupcake tray for £1.92 and the Cleo black wood CD storage unit for £83.20.

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