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Ceramics By Robert Gordon Australia

July 24, 2015

I discovered a ceramics studio recently that has been active since 1945 in Australia by the same family —  Have you heard of Robert Gordon? They have a factory outside of Melbourne with a staff of 30 and have recently taken on an agent in the United States, too. They not only design pieces for everyday living, but work with restaurants to produce custom made pottery which made me think about my own cafe/design shop dreams and how wonderful it would be to have custom wares for it someday. Well imagine that. They recently did a fit out for E.P. in Los Angeles, so location and delivery is also not an issue so you don’t need to live down under to enjoy the fruits of their meticulously crafted labor.

Ceramics By Robert Gordon Australia

I recently spoke to Kate Gordon who is their head of design and product development, and learned that she has a textile design background but since she was always so involved in her family business of pottery, it was a natural fit to combine her ceramics knowledge with developing product ranges for the Robert Gordon brand with her lovely pattern ideas. Kate is inspired by her travels, Pinterest, thrift shops, magazines, blogs, American decor and crafting and mostly, her family and their commitment to creating beautiful pottery. She is also inspired by shops like AnthropologiePetershams Nursery in London and Daylesford Organics in the Cotswolds. She takes her inspirations and translates them into the range giving it very broad appeal since, as you can see, nothing about it is same-y or boring. There is a design for everyone. I personally like their Life, large Monument Vases (the colors! swoon!), TapasTerra… But for me, the Serene Series is my all-time favorite. I just love it!

Ceramics By Robert Gordon Australia

Ceramics By Robert Gordon Australia

Ceramics By Robert Gordon Australia

 

Ceramics By Robert Gordon Australia

Ceramics By Robert Gordon Australia

Ceramics By Robert Gordon Australia

Lucy at the Design Files wrote such a gorgeous piece about them and their company, you really have to read it, it’s so lovely.

(Photography: Jarrod Barnes.






8 Comments

  • Reply Georgina July 25, 2015 at 12:36 am

    Lovely ceramics!

  • Reply inredningsinsp July 26, 2015 at 2:13 am

    i love the dish in bleu, beautiful

  • Reply sharon hyde July 30, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    I bought a complete set in the early 90″s In Corte Madera, Calif. It is a gorgeous design of flowers on a green background. Never chips, and still a delight to the eyes. Thank you for this enjoyment.

  • Reply Nathalie CookieetAttila July 31, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    I don’t have anything interesting to say about that. Just “It’s so pretty” :) :)

  • Reply Vanessa August 1, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Lovely pieces! I have the two tone mugs and they are my favourite thing in my kitchen.

  • Reply me pica la etiqueta August 8, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    I adore the Serene Series. Lovely pieces!!! :)

  • Reply Victoria August 25, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    I like them all…!

  • Reply Sondra Borrie September 24, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Stunning! Thank you for sharing these beautiful pieces! Sending you and your family big hugs, Holly!

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