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Jung Porzellan

Crazy about ceramics? I recently discovered the small porcelain maker Jung Porzellan in Berlin and immediately thought about you and that perhaps you’d like to learn about them. Each piece is handcrafted in their studio so no two are alike, and from what I’ve noticed, it seems they enjoy designing well made, beautiful items that have a bit of a sense of humor to them. That really came shining through when I saw their banana holder, which you can hang in the kitchen from the ceiling. :)

Jung Porzellan

Jung Porzellan

Jung Porzellan

Jung Porzellan

Please visit their website and online shop for more products and information.

(photos: Toralf Parsch & Anke Sademann for Jung Porzellan)

Posted in ceramics on September 10, 2009

Samantha Robinson Porcelain

Samantha Robinson’s enticing collection of porcelain makes me so happy this morning! I am hoping that I can find some of it locally because I have my eyes on a few vases that I’d love to own. Samantha is a young, talented potter who lives in Australia and works from her studio in Bondi and sells her wares along with fresh flowers once weekly at a local marketplace. This lady allows her emotions and inspirations to dictate how a piece will turn out; she claims that often she’ll sit before her wheel not exactly knowing what will result. Why don’t you take a look…

Samantha Robinson

Samantha Robinson

Samantha Robinson

Samantha Robinson

Samantha Robinson

Samantha Robinson

Samantha Robinson

Samantha Robinson

Samantha Robinson

Samantha is also a lover of handmade products, purchasing handmade for herself and friends. Her creations are eye-catching and while skillfully made they feel organic and laid back. Each is clearly infused with her love of nature and texture.

(images: samantha robinson)

Posted in ceramics on August 31, 2009

Russel Wright Dinnerware

Greetings decor8 readers! I’m Heather Spriggs Thompson and Holly has graciously asked me to present Hunting and Gathering, my weekly post over on Gathering Spriggs, which features vintage collectibles in modern spaces. It is such an honor to share some of my finds with you today. Without further ado, allow me to introduce the fabulous Modern era designer, Russel Wright.

Although I adore his warm pastel color palette and sculptural lines, what I love the most about Wright, is his concept of bringing vogue design into everyday living of the 1940’s-60’s. Although some of his melmac (melamine resin) pieces are quite affordable he also created high-end designs for the serious collector. You may not have much luck finding Russel Wright wares at thrift stores anymore, but you can purchase recreations of his famed American Modern collection at Bauer Pottery.

Here are some pieces that I found online that I adore…

Russel Wright Dinnerware

left top: Modern Nest, top right: Karapegg, bottom left: Back Home Again Vintage, bottom right: Artnet.

Russel Wright Dinnerware

Bauer Pottery.

Russel Wright Dinnerware


Back Home Again Vintage

Russel Wright Dinnerware

More Ways to Waste Time

Russel Wright Dinnerware

Ooh Food

Russel Wright Dinnerware

Foom23

Russel Wright Dinnerware

Antique Helper

I’m craving one of his curvilinear pink pitchers or teal tea pots!  They are retro cool yet still refined and sophisticated. I think I will design my new kitchen around his American Modern collection.

How about you? What are your favorite RW pieces? Do you collect RW? - Heather

(images linked to their source above)

Posted in ceramics, guest bloggers, vintage on August 13, 2009

Feinedinge & Austria On My Mind

I’ve talked about Feinedinge back in ’06 and again last year when I got to see it up close and personal during a trip to Hamburg, but when Joy posted some of her new vases recently I just had to make sure I bookmarked these new finds here using my blog. Ceramicist Sandra Haischberger has some gorgeous new additions to her line as you can see below. She also occupies a most lovely studio in Vienna (a city I’m dying to visit someday, along with Salzburg); seeing it in these little photos below makes me want to jump on a plane tonight just to go visit her shop and practice my German. I think I may plan a trip to Austria later this year, I heard the holiday markets are gorgeous there… anyone have any tips on when is the best time to see Austria?

Feinedinge

Feinedinge

Her creations are meticulous, I own one lovely piece from her but now I want a vase too. Oh the desire of “wanting” never seems to go away, does it? Feinedinge is sold worldwide, for a shop near you visit this page.

(images: feinedinge)

Posted in ceramics on July 22, 2009

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