ceramics

Few creative fields have evolved in the spectacular way that ceramic design has. The art of crafting practical ceramic objects dates back to (many) thousands of years. Since the earliest examples, earthenware items have always served a double role, of functional and decorative objects. Like their ancient counterparts, contemporary products seamlessly merge art and design, regardless of their function. Think dinner plates that look like paintings or vases that look like modern sculptures. Here, you can read more about some of the most cutting-edge, innovative, and impressive projects completed by talented ceramicists, artists, and renowned brands from all over the world.

Contemporary ceramic design examples include highly imaginative products that take inspiration from wildly varied sources like Italian architecture, international banknotes and stamps, brutalism, the human figure, or history. Safe to say, every one of these projects is special. For example, you can read more about a tableware collection that explores the unifying power of art through history and the way different cultures have influenced each other and created a stronger foundation for a unified future. Or a pottery range that pays homage to age-old Italian ceramics traditions while combining mid-century modern design cues with bold colors and shapes.

Creative and bold, refined and minimalist, these ceramic designs show the limitless potential of traditional crafting techniques. One designer has used artisan methods and modern technology to create elegant porcelain tableware that takes inspiration from layered plywood patterns. Here you can also discover some of the most impressive ceramic artists working in the world today. From sculptures that merge the human figure with natural elements to organic objects with mesmerizing textures or abstract stoneware with perfectly made spiral forms, these projects are both inspiring and one of a kind.

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    A handmade table lamp made from glossy ceramic. German design brand favius collaborates with award-winning…

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    A series of sculptural objects that explore both tactile surfaces and ritual gestures. Norwegian artist…

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    A minimalist collection that offers an unconventional take on classic porcelain tableware. Award-winning Dutch designer…

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    A creative series that explores the concept of balance in different ways. Designed by Mexico…

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    An Italian studio that makes beautiful designs with a reverence for aesthetics, function, and traditional…

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