After a year of cultivating your culinary prowess during lockdowns, it’s high time you invest in pretty pottery to showcase your creations. Beautiful, locally made ceramics will make serving your family’s favourite dish, or sipping a satisfying oat milk latte that much more chic (and Instagrammable!). What’s more, you can feel proud knowing you’re supporting local artists and retailers when you purchase these pieces.
Flower Ceramic Nesting Bowls in Full Bloom
A simple way to spice up your dinnerware is by introducing colourful and unique bowls. This set of nesting ceramics can be used for soups and salads, as serving dishes, or small snack bowls. When not in use, display them on an open shelf. The colours will add the perfect pop in a neutral, white kitchen. Flower Ceramic Bowl Set, EverDreamCraft, $34.
Connect the Dots
This vase is spot on! The sweet little dots add the perfect touch of visual interest, making this one of those vases that you’ll reach for time and time again (what flower wouldn’t look extra in it?). Dotti Potts has matching bowls and mugs too, but we’d dance the polka for this dotted beauty. Cylinder Vase with Dots, Dotti Potts, $48.
We’re Bowled Over by This Ceramic Serving Bowl
The exquisite curves of this ebony serving bowl make it a standout dish on your dining table (even if your cooking falls short). Hey, you can always plate takeout in it and call it homemade. Large Curly Bowl, Hilborn Pottery Design, $100.
Humans can’t help but play favourites with mugs (ask anyone and they’ll tell you they reach for the same ceramic time and time again). This speckled mug by Hintonburg Pottery has MVP written all over it. (So you better buy several or you’ll be fighting your family members for it!). Nellie Mug, Hintonburg Pottery, $38.
An Oil Dispenser With All the Right Stripes
This unique ceramic oil dispenser is deserving of prime real estate on your counter, next to the stove, or on a table paired with a fresh French baguette. Can you say, “oui oui?” Olive Oil Dispenser, Poterie Bon Matin, $$60.
Ceramics Worth Their Salt
Something so lovely should never be equated with a cellar, but it’s called that nonetheless. Quebec based Atelier Trema designed this sweet little salt cellar that’s stylish enough to earn a spot front and center on your counter. And trust us, once you introduce a salt pot to your kitchen, you’ll wonder how you lived without one. They make a pinch of this and a sprinkle of that as easy as pie. Atelier Trema Ceramic Salt Cellar, Chic & Basta, $39.
The Sweetest Scallop Edges
Eikcam Ceramics are designed and made by Grace Lee in Vancouver, British Columbia, and perfectly balance sophistication with a playful edge (pun intended). This moody black scallop edge platter creates the perfect backdrop for a dramatic and colourful dish (like this bold and beautiful raspberry cashew cheezecake).
Matte Black Scallop Platter, Eikcam, $72.
Good Things Come in Lil’ Packages
These handmade painted bowls from Montreal work as decorative pieces on a table or mantel, but we prefer them best filled with tea on a chilly winter morning. Lil’ Hand Painted Earthenware Bowl, Marie Serreau, $29.
Lightning Strikes Twice for This Ceramic Dish
We’ve got nothing but thunderous applause for this hip design. We love the idea of using this little dish for garnishes at a dinner table, and treating guests to a colourful surprise when they reach the bottom of the bowl! Lightning Bolt Ceramic Dish, Stainsby Studios, $80.
Nacho Average Ceramic
This ceramic nacho set comes with two small side dishes for salsa and guacamole, and a large surface area for extra cheese and toppings. Game night has never looked so chic! Basalt Nacho Plate Set, Celina K Studio, $135.