When you hear the word pottery, what do you think of?
Maybe you reminisce about your family road trips to Berrima and recall your family spending what you considered to be ‘hours’ perusing through the pottery shops when all you wanted to do was buy some musk sticks from the Lolly Swagman.
Maybe ‘that’ scene from Ghost starts playing in your head - while we’re on the topic, do yourself a favour and listen to Unchained Melody while you read the rest of this post to set the mood.
Maybe you’re like us fellow H&C girls and are considering taking classes, (this was a short-lived dream once we realised we would never look like Irina Shayk whilst doing so - watch below).
After strolling through The Big Design Market Sydney and stumbling across a potter whose work is as equally quirky and beautiful as it is stylish; at H&C we can say that ‘pottery’ has now become synonymous with Bridget Bodenham.
Based in country Victoria, Bodenham is a creator of unique high-fired clay pieces of tableware, serving-ware, utensils, pots, vases and jewellery. The organically-shaped forms are showcased in muted, earthy tones with hints of cobalt blue and accents of gold, copper, platinum or cobalt oxide. Each piece has been finished in a reflective glossy glaze or sophisticated matte.
From an interior design standpoint, ceramics are best utilised to add texture and movement to your space or dinner table. Gone are the days of ‘matchy-matching’ dinner / serving-ware and decor - clash, contrast, don’t be afraid to switch it up.
Our favourite pieces?
Madi: The Gold Scallop Edge Egg Cup
Holly: The Pink Check Gold Handle Cup
Mia: The Gold Mountain Travelling Treasure Cup with Black Lid.
Be sure to check out Bridget Bodenham Ceramics here. Her Christmas ornaments do not disappoint and would make the perfect unique addition to your Christmas gifting.
What are your thoughts on pottery? Do you recommend any Potters or Ceramicists? Let us know below or tag us on Instagram @houseandcourt #houseandcourt
Images | Bridget Bodenham Ceramics