In this time of trying to be plastic-free, it is nice to also shop for no plastic Christmas gifts. I love ceramics and pottery and it is incredible how many gorgeous examples you can find when looking around.
I used to regularly visit charity shops in Scotland to find vintage and more modern studio pottery, but unfortunately in Spain it is not that easy to find second-hand stuff. Luckily there is always Pinterest and Etsy to get my ceramic fix.
Charity Shops, artist’s studios and Etsy for no plastic Christmas gifts
Of course, nothing beats popping into an artist’s studio or gallery to see ceramics up close and – if allowed – touch those beautiful tactile textures. The fact that they are handmade by someone and that none of them is exactly the same, makes it extra special. Do I sound like I’m obsessed? I guess I am.
Today I am sharing some beauties I have come across lately, available on Etsy with international shipping. Ideal as no plastic Christmas gifts.
This unique ceramic cup set features hand-painted details in yellow, white, and blue splatters. The perfect combination of a minimalist aesthetic with a rustic homespun charm. Very striking.
I love textures and shaped in ceramics. You can almost imagine what it feels like to hold this chunky mug. It comes in a beautiful blue-ish glazing, with a small unglazed border at the bottom of the cup. This mug has no handle.
The white glaze on the interior of these lovely mugs overlaps and bleeds lightly into the colour on the outside. These mugs are ideal coffee mugs or tea mugs and work perfectly on their own or as a set in a combination of colours.
Warm your cockles with a steaming cup of tea from this beautiful, rustic mug glazed in a wintery matt blue-green glaze.
This mug is the perfect shape to get a good hug round your coffee. The handle is large and comfortable, and can fit either two or three fingers in, depending how you like to hold your drink.
This set is made of speckled stoneware and colored clay in pink. Glazed internally and on the edge in a glossy transparent lead-free glaze and left unglazed on the outside with a raw matt texture. A wonderful texture and lovely soft colour palette.
Bring a spark of nature to your morning coffee or afternoon tea. This mug is hand formed in white stoneware with leaves painted and carved in speckled stoneware. The body is glazed in glossy white and the bottom is unglazed. The perfect mug or tea cup for your kitchen, office, or as a gift.