On the WGSN Blog - Celebrating Pottery & Ceramics!
Ceramics are currently one of the hottest categories in interiors with increased popularity thanks to a heightened interest in handmade items and the craft process. Brands and designers are celebrating the hand of the maker, embracing imperfections and artisanal approaches, as consumers are adopting stress comfort philosophies to help with a more balanced life, sustainability and buying local.
Sue Pryke celebrates the joy of pottery and ceramics, with tactility and function. She is inspired by the everyday and the ordinary; material qualities, textures and the interaction we have with objects. ‘Small details and preferences which reflect the intuitive decision making we all make on a daily basis when choosing what cup to take from the cupboard for a cup of tea’
Each piece is bespoke, creating her own collection of objects that sit comfortably in the home, that aren’t awkward, audacious or tricky to use or care for, but are familiar, have fluency and sit effortlessly.
‘It’s a material we use every day, it’s familiar to all and mainly unconsidered, interesting as we all use it mainly without thinking.’