The ceramics on display at Tent London were wonderfully varied. I loved these curvy stacks of bowls inspired by the shapes of blossoms, by Bodo Sperlein for Niko. The pastel hues made the plates seem edible in themselves.
Edinburgh’s Kitty and Dude had styled their stand to perfection with old school treats. On closer inspection all their goodies were revealed to be new.
Ladybirds on a plate and a vaguely phallic display of pots from Ikuko Iwamoto Ceramics. Apparently intended for a surreal tea ceremony.
Sussed is a platform for sustainable innovation and featured these gorgeous reclaimed mismatched cups and saucers which had been dipped in reflective luster to create a newly matching pairs. Created by Kingston graduate Richard Brendon, who sells in Wolf & Badger.
For those who are looking into non traditional ways of creating objects 3D printing provides another option to explore. At the Shapeways stand I was most taken by the designs of Bettina Nissen. I loved the idea of Make A Wish, which is designed as a keepsake birthday gift. It can be placed on a cake like a traditional candle and then the candle holder itself makes a curiously pretty ring design to keep.
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