For far too long, handthrown pots and bowls have had the image of being reserved for the eccentrics and offbeat individuals. But as craftmanship is regaining attention, handmade ceramics are re-entering the mainstream market, becoming part of a much larger societal trend.
The resurgence of ceramics as both an artform and interior feature is, at its core, about a return to the tangible. A deliberate changing of pace from the hectic lives most of us now lead. Offering a welcome reprieve from the virtual worlds we embed ourselves in. It reminds us to slow down, take stock and cast our gaze offline to appreciate the considered nature of something as simple as a cup. The cup can present to the user a hand-held universe, which reveals spinning and turning of the clay: how it once has been in turbulent motion, and now has come to a peaceful stillness. A small relief in a world where quiet moments of reflection are becoming few and far between.
Handmade ceramics embody the beauty of an unhurried and deliberate art.