After attending (and indeed having a stall) at the Sydney finders keepers market recently, I noticed that the using (and re-using) of porcelain and ceramics in both homewares and wearables is increasing, and my oh my it’s creating some serious lovely goodies!
Top row (L-R) angus & celeste :: angus & celeste
:: Scrumptious Productions :: Lightly
Bottom row: Sharon Muir :: paperboat press :: angus & celeste
:: angus & celeste
Featuring all Australian, locally made treasures, the markets as always, thankfully brought my attention to some fabulous finds that I otherwise would not have known about.
Leading the pack, as a more established creator and designer of ceramic pieces is angus & celeste. Using printed porcelain for jewellery and interior pieces, with a unique and quirky twist they’ve crafted a range of pendants, earrings, vases, bottles, and wall hangings to pretty up your abode and yourself.
Left top :: Lightly Left bottom :: angus & celeste
Right top :: angus & celeste Right bottom :: Little Jane Street
Within good company for other designer items are Lightly. With an ornamental range of decor created from re-purposed saucers and plates their range of butterflies, clouds, clocks and other items at porcelain pretty to your walls.
Melbourne-based jewellery label Scrumptious Productions have the sweetest range of hand-made jewellery with ceramic features such as heart-shaped rosettes and Dutch delft ornamentation.
Left top :: angus & celeste Left bottom :: Little Jane Street
Right top :: Scrumptious Productions Right bottom :: angus & celeste
Keeping us organised with ceramic goodness is Little Jane Street, with a range of magnets with cultural icons such as polaroid cameras and the noble ampersand, with the recent addition of porcelain herb gardens labels which will withstand the weather conditions.
On the topic of labels, paperboat press have fashioned some very cute kitchen labels for condiments and staples (sugar, rice etc.), whilst keeping the gorgeous at the forefront. This talented team are also creators of a distinct range of ceramic vessels featuring poetry and other words of wisdom.
Personally speaking, my most exciting find at the market was Sharon Muir. With a distinctly styled range of trinket holders, mini-planters and vases, her handcrafted range of birds, owls, rabbits and piglet-shaped lovelies made me want to grab one in each colour. Especially favoured where the birds with the blue patterned wing decals shown above.
My main problem? I couldn’t choose which was my favourite. What’s yours?