I love pottery or perhaps ceramics is the better word. Recently taste has shifted from the more decorative and figurative styles to either the surge for ‘handcrafted’ organic shapes or the beautiful simplicity of porcelain.
I often pop into Made In Cley when in north Norfolk and leave with paper wrapped packages of celadon porcelain bowls for London and speckled pots in peat browns for our local cottage.
Ceramics are everywhere at the moment from the highbrow Edmund de Waal and recently his published ‘The White Road’ an impressionistic history of a material – porcelain and the relaunch of the Ceramic Review Magazine to the more mundane ‘The Great British Throw Down’ (TGBTD). How incredible that something that comes from the earth can manifest itself in so many ways.
Canvas home has just collaborated with one of New York’s leading ceramicists Barbara Eigen and the result is Ciara. This limited edition collection of tableware with classic appeal and an organic contemporary style has canvas home’s understated glaze texture and colour. Here are generous, open shapes that invite hearty rustic dining.
The Ciara collection continues the canvas home ethos of urban chic meets country style. It a great source original everyday ceramics and earthenware inspired by the beauty of the hand crafted.
It seems as a nation we are driven by making. I am not a fan of the great British anything but the TGBTD craze is upon us. Even Edmund de Waal turned out thousands of honeypots while a pupil at Canterbury school. All I can say is thanks goodness his passion is porcelain.