Artisan Focus: Meet The Ceramicists
Sourcing and collaborating with ceramicists is one of my biggest joys as the founder of Hadeda - working on curating both functional pieces that can be used and enjoyed as an integral part of everyday life - such as our tableware range from Clementina Ceramics and our statement lamps from Bo Fred - as well as our more sculptural ceramic pieces from Ceri Muller, Klomp and the perenially popular shells from Lucie de Moyencourt.
It is a joy to see that we are getting known for our edit of independent ceramicists and can provide that showcase for South African artists in the UK. To that end I thought I would share a little about each one of them with you, and what I think makes them so unique:
Lucie de Moyencourt
Lucie de Moyencourt's hand built wall shells, as well as her hand-painted trinket dishes have been so incredibly received in the UK when we launched them last summer. They have a beautiful, laid back aesthetic and encapsulate summer for me. We have a whole new 'wave' arriving this summer, as well as a brand-new shell vase to add to the 'Shell La Vie' collection.
Award-winning ceramicist, Clementina de Walt's beautiful Nomad vases (above) and glossy, tactile tableware demand to be noticed. Their joyfully intense hues and statement shapes bring such energy to a tablescape, or mantlepiece.
Each piece feels soaked in African sunshine and built by hand in Clementina's workshop which I visited last year, they have a joyful irregularity about them which adds even more personality and uniqueness to each piece.
Pic credit - Ceri Muller
Captonian sculptor, Ceri Muller was a new addition to the Hadeda family last year, bringing her incredibly distinctive ripple effect vessels to the UK. Built up in ribbons of clay, then glazed in watery and earthy hues they are perfect just as they are - or with the addition of seasonal stems.
Ceramicist and modern day Shaman, Alexia Klompje was drawn to working in the medium as a form of therapy whilst recovering from a brain tumour. Her works draw heavily on her spiritual journey and are filled with symbolic meaning and references.
Jennifer de Charmoy for Bo Fred
The 'Arch Lamp' from Bo Fred will be back at Hadeda this season; designed and hand built by artist Jennifer de Charmoy for Bo Fred, the burnished black base is a juxtaposition of it's elegant arched foot and pleasingly round base. We will have both black and white options available in the coming months.