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Category Archives: ceramics
Hunting for George continue on their path to be your one-stop-shop for quality Australian design, art and homeware. They really are the champion of the independent designer and have slotted themselves in there too!
Their new collection; ‘Clifton’ is inspired by summers spent in the sleepy Tasmanian, seaside town of the same name, as remembered by co-founders/sisters; Lucy Glade Wright and Jo Harris.
“I wanted this collection to represent everything we love about Summer holidays. Our fondest memories are from our holiday’s spent at Clifton Beach. Extremely understated and surrounded by nature. I wanted our designs to reflect the simplicity and calm energy of that time.”
Lucy Glade-Wright, co-founder.
This understated approach feels good. No need to shout, no need to launch into attention grabbing prints – instead a softness and focus on actual everyday living for the laid back.
Interceded into the imagery below are also features of their latest offering of prints – again, like everything curated from both their own art AND a carefully selected group of local creators.
Its a pleasure to explore! Get in there here!
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Hunting for George
Art Direction // Lucy Glade Wright
Styling // Ruth Welsby
Photography // Annette O’Brien
Welcome to Dogdogdog all your canine lovers out there!
Experienced New Zealand designers Emma Kaniuk and Tana Mitchell had already joined to form a new brand/design studio Akin when a further idea was born!
Their shared love of dogs plus business must have been fairly apparent between them, as it wasn’t long before their concept grew momentum, drawing in friends (and friends Mums!) as the makers and suppliers of their beautifully crafted bowls, toys, leads and more.
As Emma says: “A bunch of friends and trusted companies who love making stuff for dogs.”
Pretty simple really!
But the results speak from themselves, and I think more importantly, will strike a chord with you like minded fur folk out there.
Enjoy the peak into their collection below and click on through to explore this new local brand further here.
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Dogdogdog
Rachel Carley is an Auckland based ceramicist producing a collection of dining ware that will have everyones grandmother screeching in nostalgia!
Recently she has added to her range with the new Confetti Bowls and Grid Vessels, which sport some great retro texture and pattern to compliment the smoother, gently scalloped plates.
I’m also loving the additions to her colour palette with the rich rusty orange!
Imagery supplied and used with permission of Rachel Carley
Photography by Delena Nathuran
It took me just one image in the Father Rabbit newsletter to send me swiftly to view their collection of ceramics from highly respected Australian company; Robert Gordon.
This range is beautifully pared back and smooth but suitably “wonky” and soft for my liking. Those exquisite shell planters are a marvel in their workmanship while I dream of gathering together that family of garden bells.
A whole nother post could be focused on the story of Robert Gordon, the family passion for ceramics preceding and the generations coming on board to continue what is a beautiful legacy.
Imagery supplied by and posted with permission of Father Rabbit
WHAT: the perfect spectrum of styles and colours in tableware by Auckland based Rachel Carley.
WHERE: online at Rachel Carley Ceramics!
WHO FOR: those people in your life who take great pride and pleasure in creating gorgeous dining experiences!
Paige Jarman is a young, Wellington based maker/designer/illustrator who has been flexing her creative muscles across all mediums! With a growing portfolio of textile and illustrative work that you can check out here – just over a year ago she also began working with clay. Since then Paige has experimented and worked hard at learning her craft and dialing into the fresh but rustic aesthetic you see here.
Imagery courtesy of Paige Jarman and MEKKA
Styled shots by Katie McFarland