Well-made ceramics are the perfect gift – they are hardy, practical and beautiful. Whether it’s a mug taking pride of place on the kitchen shelf, or earrings framing your face, there is a piece of pottery for everyone.
When buying ceramics for someone else, there are some things to consider if you want to be sure of a winner. With Christmas close by, here are some tips for finding the perfect pottery for the receiver.
A cup is a cup, right? You’d be surprised as to how many variations there can be with cups and mugs, and how many people favour a particular shape. Do they like to cradle their mug in their hands, keep a small one on the bedside table, need a big handle? From my handmade ceramic chunky mugs to slim espresso cups, you can take your pick.
Consider a colour palette
Does the person you’re buying for like earthy tones, pastel colours, bold patterns, neutral shades? Do they have a particular colour scheme in their home? Are they matchy-matchy or do they like an eclectic look?
All of my glazes are unique and I also do limited test runs, so you’re sure to find something to suit your loved one.
With mass-produced ceramics lining the shelves of supermarkets and department stores, it can be hard to find a unique creation. Gifting a one of a kind piece of pottery not only supports local makers, it feels all that more special to the recipient. They will have something no-one else has, chosen by you with them specifically in mind.
Of course, if you’re still not sure what to go for, a gift card is a great option. You can choose a value from $20 to $500 to purchase any of my wares. The gift card will be sent to the email address used during checkout and is valid for 3 years from the purchase date.