The ceramic industry has seen a resurgence in recent years. In the last few seasons, a flurry of modern designs have hit the high street.
From minimally-glossed vases to ornately hand-painted bowls. From charming serving platters to unusual plant pots. Once reserved for those with homes worthy of a feature in Architectural Digest magazine, pottery is now accessible to the masses.
On the high street, we’ve spotted everything from dense stoneware designs in natural tones to pretty earthenware pieces glazed in glorious colours! From serious and sleek to cheeky and fun. We’re sharing 10 of our favourites below. We think there’s something to suit every taste;
Celestial Ceramic Colander, Urban Outfitters
This food-safe ceramic colander, with its star-shaped drainage holes, is almost too lovely to use! Although designed for cleaning fruit, vegetables and salad, we think it’s a work of art. It’d look great hanging from open shelves in a trendy kitchen.
Available at Urban Outfitters for £22.
Floral Mirror, Anthropologie
You can’t beat Anthropologie for ceramics. Especially if you’re hunting for unique pieces to create a statement in your home. This stunning mirror forms part of the company’s current collection. It features hand-painted blooms and foliage circling the glass.
Buy on the company’s website for £298.
Teapot, Pottery West
Made in Sheffield, reviews describe this hand-thrown and hand-glazed stoneware teapot as the “perfect pourer”. When not in use, it’d look stunning styling a shelving unit, sideboard or worktop. You can choose from two glazes: Mustard or Paper White.
Available from Toast for £135.
Butter Dish, Eniko Kovacs Design
Handmade in Liverpool and decorated with daisies, this two-piece ceramic butter dish is as pretty as it is practical. A full-size block of butter fits under the lid. And the piece is also dishwasher safe, which is a bonus.
Find on ETSY for £39.
Large Body Vase, DOIY Design
Crafted from ceramic, this beautiful vase features and celebrates the nude female form. It comes packaged in an attractive box, which makes it the ideal gift.
Buy it now from Smith & Goat for £26.50.
Three Tier Water Feature, Gardenesque
This hand-glazed water feature will bring tranquility to any space, whether you install it into a calm corner of your home or plan to create a peaceful oasis in your garden. It features an LED light so you can use it at night, and there are four different coloured glazes to choose from: White Smoke (pictured), Molten Red, Royal Blue or Mirror.
Purchase from Gardenseque for £199.99.
Shorton Mint Ceramic Vase, Angela Reed
This waffle-textured earthenware vase is finished in a high gloss glaze in a fresh minty green colour. It is a great statement piece for any contemporary home. We can picture it filled with tufty dried grasses placed on a dressing table or dining room sideboard.
Purchase from Angela Reed’s website for £29.
Long Vase, Halina Fritsch for DBKD
This ceramic planter features a rounded shape with a long narrow neck and two handles. t’d look particularly attractive filled with pampas grass and placed on a shelf or cabinet.
Find it at Nordic Nest for £36.
Leopard Wall Vase, Quail
Add a dash of fun to your room with this quirky leopard-shaped stoneware vase. Mount it to the wall and fill with foliage to add a sense of whimsy and wonder.
Find it at Liberty London for £40.