Objects of Desire: A Focus on Ceramics

With this month's focus on ceramics we choose some of our favourite pieces from our Design Ireland ceramicists - perfect for adding both beauty and functionality to your home.  

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Inspired by the glass bottles and receptacles of yesteryear, Rebecca Killen's evocative Cobalt Bottles (€30 - €64) are handmade bone china bottles which are hand-painted with hearts and finished with gold lustre along the rim. 

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This beautiful wheel-thrown porcelain teapot by Chloë Dowds is perfect for a mid-morning cup of coffee or for afternoon tea. A beautiful object, it will look just as good gracing your dresser as it will your kitchen counter. €160.

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For some perfect serveware look no further than Diem Pottery & Design Studio where you'll find beautiful, functional items such as the Nordic Collection Triple Bowl Set (€69.95) - a hand-thrown nesting bowl set which comes in pure white as well as white with various colours. 

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Curl up on the sofa with a herbal tea or a coffee served in a perfect mug by Adam Frew (€35 each) -  hand-thrown porcelain in Adam's hallmark painterly style. 

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The beautifully subtle work of Living Ginger Designs includes these Rectangle Platters (€40 each). Inspired by wild meadow flowers, it is available in both a rose solid glaze or with the botanical details highlighted in grey. 

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Start your day just the right way with the beautiful hand-thrown breakfast bowl by Lynda Gault (€16). High-fired with a copper-based glaze, Lynda's range is both dishwasher and microwave safe. 

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The perfect pitcher for any table setting with its classic form and delightful colour variations, the Glas Large Carn jug by Castle Arch Pottery (€48) is nine inches high and hand-thrown on the potter's wheel. 

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