Ceramics by Studio Skujeniece

July 27, 2010

Mara Skujeniece is a skilled Latvian designer currently living in Amsterdam who creates pieces that have been called, “Honest with a beautiful simplicity.” Which I couldn’t agree with more! Mara’s ceramic work is so lovely, I particularly am fond of her “spool” series of vases that have been made to look like spools of thread and yarn. An arrangement of these on a table with a lovely background of either a patterned wall or a color, like indigo blue or even a mustard yellow hue would really make these stand out so well. They would also look nice collected on a table in front of a window so you can have the sunlight and a mixture of greens from the outdoors beyond them…

Ceramics by Studio Skujeniece

Ceramics by Studio Skujeniece

Ceramics by Studio Skujeniece

Ceramics by Studio Skujeniece

Ceramics by Studio Skujeniece

Ceramics by Studio Skujeniece

Mara’s company name is Studio Skujeniece and she produces all of her beautiful things in house from furniture to interior products and Mara is also a teacher at the Design Academy Eindhoven. You can find more of her work on Zilu, an online shop introduced to me a few times by friends already but today when reader Maltien wrote in to share Zilu yet again, I knew I had to scour the site and find some treasures and the first place my eyes rested was on the work of Mara Skujenience.

(images: mara kujenience)


  • Reply Sandra Kuwartowski July 27, 2010 at 7:16 am

    I had to blink my eyes, because I have exactly the same shapes of yarn bobins for weaving standing in my shelf and here they are reborn as delicate, pure white porcelain vases! I love the dinner service with its sketches, each plate and cup is embellished with a different drawing.Beautiful work!

  • Reply Holly July 27, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Very beautiful!

  • Reply Lana July 27, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I especially like Mara’s thread spool design because I collect real spools of white and cream thread. She does excellent work!

  • Reply Suzie July 27, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Oh wow! Those are beautiful! I am always looking for white pieces for my espresso-colored room! I may be in trouble. :)

  • Reply Kara July 27, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Oh wow. *Gorgeous*.

  • Reply hena tayeb July 27, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    wow.. loving the spool series.. so lifelike..

  • Reply Linz July 27, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    i normally don’t pay attention to ceramics, but these are beautiful in their simplicity!

  • Reply Linda July 27, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    These are gorgeous! I love the shapes and finish.
    The spools of thread are brilliant!

  • Reply Lilla huset på prärien July 27, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Wow, I’m a real sucker for cheramics. There are so many talanted people out there! I have to maka a visit for that site you mention.


  • Reply Gina July 27, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    those vases are gorgeous

  • Reply laura trevey July 27, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    All white ceramics are so lovely…

  • Reply Stacey July 27, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    These are a treat for the eyes. Imagine making vases from yarn! She’s really talented.

  • Reply virginia isabel July 28, 2010 at 3:56 am

    Me encanta el juego de porcelana. Son todos preciosos.

  • Reply Kate @ Songs Kate Sang July 29, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Oh, those vases are amazing!

  • Reply Susan July 31, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    As someone who has sewn for 35 years the spool vases caught my eye immediately. They are absolutely perfect.

  • Reply öppning March 5, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Very beautyfull vases. They remind me of some West German pottery from the mid century.

  • Reply Design Style Blog February 3, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    These are beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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