In the throes of this digital age, there are a dizzying number of ceramicists hawking their wares—kiln-fired accoutrements are having quite a moment on Instagram.
If your feed is in a frenzy, this list is for you. Below, you’ll find ceramicists at the top of their craft and pieces that experiment with glaze, color, and form. You’ll proudly display these ceramic tablewares and decor from five makers well worth their salt.
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Ariela Kuh of ANK Ceramics has been making things for as long as she can remember. From Lincolnville, Maine, she crafts tableware by hand and wheel that features organic forms and neutral colors.
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Pigeon Toe was founded by Lisa Jones in protest of mass production and with a vision for quality American goods. The Portland, Oregon–based company’s imaginative designs and processes are underscored by their commitment to innovation: "We explore the aesthetic potential of objects that populate and create our lives; we accentuate function and redefine form."
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You may recognize the work of Brooklyn–based ceramicist Helen Levi from Instagram, but her reputation lives well beyond the realm of mobile flitting. Her hand-thrown collection is an outpouring of beautifully distinct, signature wares that basically feel customized.
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Out of Asheville, North Carolina, East Fork is a team of formally trained ceramicists making durable, full-range dinnerware and other nifty objects. Every piece is made with regionally sourced stoneware clay and house-made, food-safe glazes. These salt-of-the-earth pieces are meant to last a lifetime.
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Britta Herrmann moved from Hamburg to Tuscany in 2005 to proliferate Italian culture in the form of hand-made living accessories. Uniquely simple, the MANI collection represents a "perfect fusion of Nordic design and traditional Italian craftsmanship, where each piece has been created by hand and heart."