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Ceramics by Studio Skujeniece

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 Mara Skujeniece

Ceramics by Mara Skujeniece

Ceramics by Mara Skujeniece

Ceramics by Mara Skujeniece

Ceramics by Mara Skujeniece

Ceramics by Mara 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)

Posted by decor8 in Handmade on July 27, 2010

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  1. Sandra Kuwartowski commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 7:16am

    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!

  2. Holly commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 9:23am

    Very beautiful!
    Holly´s last blog post ..Delightful Dinnerware

  3. Lana commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 9:33am

    I especially like Mara’s thread spool design because I collect real spools of white and cream thread. She does excellent work!
    Lana´s last blog post ..LOVE IS ETERNAL Vintage Book Spine Bracelet – Abe Lincoln and Mary Todd – teamepe

  4. Suzie commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 10:20am

    Oh wow! Those are beautiful! I am always looking for white pieces for my espresso-colored room! I may be in trouble. :)
    Suzie´s last blog post ..Giveaway- Modern Bird Studios

  5. Kara commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 10:56am

    Oh wow. *Gorgeous*.
    Kara´s last blog post ..Elle Girl Korea

  6. hena tayeb commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 12:37pm

    wow.. loving the spool series.. so lifelike..
    hena tayeb´s last blog post ..Christmas In July Sale

  7. Linz commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 3:24pm

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

  8. Linda commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 3:28pm

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

  9. Lilla huset på prärien commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 3:34pm

    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.

    Lilla huset på prärien´s last blog post ..Hemma hos

  10. Gina commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 5:12pm

    those vases are gorgeous
    Gina´s last blog post ..Youre So Vain

  11. laura trevey commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 7:45pm

    All white ceramics are so lovely…
    laura trevey´s last blog post ..Beautiful Home Living – Stylish Foyers

  12. Stacey commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 9:10pm

    These are a treat for the eyes. Imagine making vases from yarn! She’s really talented.
    Stacey´s last blog post ..Purple love

  13. virginia isabel commented
    July 28th, 2010 at 3:56am

    Me encanta el juego de porcelana. Son todos preciosos.
    virginia isabel´s last blog post ..Agujeros en Lioncourt

  14. Kate @ Songs Kate Sang commented
    July 29th, 2010 at 8:37pm

    Oh, those vases are amazing!
    Kate @ Songs Kate Sang´s last blog post ..Sweet Baby J

  15. Susan commented
    July 31st, 2010 at 5:35pm

    As someone who has sewn for 35 years the spool vases caught my eye immediately. They are absolutely perfect.
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  16. öppning commented
    March 5th, 2011 at 9:14pm

    Very beautyfull vases. They remind me of some West German pottery from the mid century.
    öppning´s last blog post ..Grand Opening Sale !

  17. Design Style Blog commented
    February 3rd, 2012 at 7:37pm

    These are beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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