Best of Etsy: Handmade Ceramics You’ll Love


If there’s anything I have a weakness for, it’s ceramics. I just adore collecting special pieces and styling with them at home, though I can say with absolute certainty that this is not an obsession my husband shares, sadly. The poor guy can scarcely walk past the ‘props cabinet’ for fear or breaking something, and is mildly afraid of farting within a five mile radius of it too for the same reasons. But his wife continues to bring these precious, bubble-wrapped beauties into his home and I secretly think he wouldn’t want it any other way. I just can’t help myself. There’s something so special about sipping from a cup spun to imperfect perfection with passion in the hands that moulded it. I figured there might be a few of you out there who share this very same weakness, so to avoid hoarding pretties that deserve a place in the homes of fellow ceramics obsessors like myself, and in the interest of supporting the talented folks who make them, I thought I’d let you in on my little secret. Etsy has a fabulous array of talented makers who create beautiful ceramics and I am excited to share with you some of my personal favourites.


From delicate to dipped, etched and speckled and all downright divine. I want each and every one of these stunners, it’s not fair! There are a handful of makers who consistently create gorgeous things, some of my favourites being July Product StylingKoji Kitakoa | Sam Nichols Pottery | Waupecony River Studio | Yulia Tsukerman.

Here are three reasons to shop ceramics from these talented folk, plus more, today!

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I love this collection above because it’s universal and versatile. You could throw any of these pieces in pretty much any room or on a table and I guarantee they would work. Delicate and dainty but at the same time contemporary and classic. I need that speckled mug and you can never have too many ceramic planter pots!

From the top row, left to right: Golden geometry plate | Organic pasta bowl |  Second Skin plate | Ceramic planter | Ribbon-edged cup | Choke MugLilac plates

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I’m a little obsessed with black and right right now, particularly in ceramics so this whole collection above is really floating my boat. Graphic, high contrast and oh-so textured. Yes please, I’ll take the lot if you don’t beat me to it! Especially those Japanese style mugs, striped bowl and the graphic side plates.

From the top row, left to right: Set of ceramic tumblers | Tube shaped pitcher | Cafe au lait bowl with spot pattern | Shihogi mug cup white/black | Two-one striped chawan rice bowl | Plate graphic sand triangle, dust polka dot, charcoal diamond

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This collection was inspired by Pantone’s colour of the year for 2016 – this time they chose two colours to lead the way this year: Rose Quartz and Serenity. I have to admit this palette doesn’t excite me (not nearly as much as last year’s Marsala did) but I could totally fall in love with either of the ceramic pieces above and I think they would look pretty fine on a spring breakfast table, especially those spotty mugs and delicate pink plates and bowls in the top picture.

From the top, left to right: July product styling ‘second skin’ collection | Pastel dessert plates | Blue and white ceramic bottle | Handmate ceramic mugBlue bowls |  handmade peach porcelain striped mug | Organic breakfast bowl

Come to think of it, perhaps I have a mug obsession. Either way, it’s a good one and one I am happy to share.

Happy shopping, folks! For more Etsy shopping, shop these cushions and vintage rugs.

Holly and team x

2 Responses to “Best of Etsy: Handmade Ceramics You’ll Love”

  1. Brooklyn W. says:

    Absolutely love all the above mugs! I may only have 3 or 4 mugs, but I just may have a teensy mug obsession. 😉

  2. I adore coffee and I love coffee mugs! WakakoSenda is one of my favorite etsy shops and the polka dot coffee bowls are on my wish list!

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