Ceramics are essentially objects that are formed from the process of shaping and then baking clay. The term includes household pots and artistic pottery items. The contemporary world sometimes incorporates the word 'ceramics' to include things like glassware and cement. But traditionally speaking, ceramics, porcelain and stoneware are clay-based.
Beautifully crafted ceramics fulfil a number of functions within the home. Highly skilled artisan craft and creativity is able to offer defined and wonderfully elegant pieces to produce a relaxing appearance. Smoothly shaped and formed ceramics bring a lovely calming element into the home. When this is combined with the wide variety of purposes ceramics can be put to, it's clear how valuable they can be.
Here at Dotmaison we love to see how labels and designers come up with new designs to use with ceramics. The effect of using artistic ceramics around the home is subtle and relevant in how we view comforting lifestyle materials.
Take the above Orla Kiely Ceramic Plant Pot With Stand, Ochre. This delightfully striking ceramic pot is well equipped to house your favourite plants and flowers in style. It really looks great anywhere in the home, showing off a finely made curvature of design and a classic embossed print of the famous Orla Kiely design. The striking ochre colour also highlights a love of peaceable creative forms and ideas. The wooden stand contrasts perfectly with the gorgeous colour of the pot sitting above.
The beauty of carefully moulded ceramics is also shown off to its full extent with the Orla Kiely Stem Ceramic Lantern Medium, Cream. Ideal for producing a delicately soft candlelight when used in conjunction with a candle, the lantern looks beautiful when used anywhere in and around the home. The small holes punched in the famous linear stem design benefit from practically allow the light to filter out, while also providing a stylishly made artistic pattern.
A dynamically creative edge is shown off with the brilliantly styled Omaggio Dish by Kahler. Fantastic for presenting snacks and treats across the table, the beautifully crafted dish displays a wonderful understanding of ceramic in action. With the delicately produced hand painted brush strokes detailing the shape and form of the dish, it makes a lovely addition to any table or surface. Another welcome offering the strong visual appeal of ceramics, the dish is a fantastic ceramic creation.