Really cool and (mostly) cheap ceramics I found on Etsy

I love the look of handmade ceramics mixed in with more modern, streamlined pieces, but dislike how much they always seem to cost when I find them at cute boutiques. So I braved the wilds of Etsy to find some good specimens, starting with this too-cute updated teepee incense burner.

The dot pattern on this bowl almost looks like Marimekko, but is somehow infinitely cooler.

This yellow serving bowl bowl is the priciest item here, but it’s such a little statement.
And yet another serving bowl, this one with a delightfully swirly pattern.
This vase has an appealingly organic shape.
And I dig the preppy feel of these striped planters.
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13 Thoughts on Really cool and (mostly) cheap ceramics I found on Etsy
    c.w.
    9 Aug 2018
    12:21pm

    The blue and black dot bowl is outstanding. Some very talented folks on Etsy. Will order the bowl as soon as my new credit card arrives. (I also liked the way she photographed the bowl on her Etsy page!)

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    robin
    9 Aug 2018
    1:18pm

    I highly recommend Jeremy Ayers pottery–can be found in Vermont and many stores elsewhere. I think Mociun in Brooklyn carries it now.
    http://www.jeremyayerspottery.com/

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      DeDe
      9 Aug 2018
      6:05pm

      I got a Jeremy Ayers mug from Mociun a few years ago as a Christmas present and love the crap out of it. The Robert Blue stuff she carries (Or used to carry? Dunno what she offers now) is really nice, too.

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        Mamavalveeta03
        10 Aug 2018
        5:25am

        You are SO cool, DeDe!

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          DeDe
          10 Aug 2018
          2:19pm

          I wish! 😂 I’m just an Adult Child of Hippie Parents who has a ceramics-collecting problem!

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    Marisa Koten
    9 Aug 2018
    1:25pm

    Love this post!
    For garden pottery, I purchased from here this year: https://www.wakefieldhandmade.com/
    Really pretty handmade items.

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    Dana D
    9 Aug 2018
    2:54pm

    Everything here is awesome.

    Love the big bowl with blue sphere…

    Etsy is amazing.

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    Ellen
    9 Aug 2018
    3:33pm

    I just wanted to point out that ceramics seem expensive because they’re like any other piece of art. You’re paying for the time and effort that went into creating the piece; throwing it takes minutes but trimming, carving, firing, painting, glazing, firing again… even not counting firing time, you’re looking at many many hours. The yellow bowl above seems a bit pricey, so the potter must be pretty well-known/successful. I’m frankly astounded at the prices of the dotted bowl/similar pieces on that potter’s site. Unless they know some trick I’m not aware of, those dots were placed one. at. a. time. Placing the pattern alone must have taken hours!

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      Laurel
      9 Aug 2018
      8:41pm

      I am tickled/irked at the idea of calling an unevenly thrown bowl “asymmetrical” and charging a bajillion dollars for it. Also “reclaimed clay” like it’s reclaimed wood. LOL. So many LOLS! (For non-potters, reclaimed clay is just clay you used for something and then changed your mind before it got fired. It’s not really that different from clay you got straight out of the bag. It’s like they’re bragging “we didn’t throw out perfectly usable material!”)
      All that said, I love the wax resist and the yellow glaze. I might start calling all my wonky bowls “asymmetric” and see if that makes people like them more. Ha!

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        Mamavalveeta03
        10 Aug 2018
        5:34am

        That’s interesting info, Laurel. I know nothing about the process…I just appreciate the result. One of my favorite ceramic pieces is a bowl my youngest daughter made in 3rd grade at a ceramics workshop for kids when we lived upstate. It is actually a dead-ringer for the bowl in the upper right corner on Robert Janis’ page (minus the skills!) 😊

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    Mae
    9 Aug 2018
    5:59pm

    Girls, if you want some fun eye candy (with gorgeous pottery), go to Youtube and watch Michael Kors give a tour of his penthouse. He’s so 100% himself, it just makes me swoon.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    10 Aug 2018
    5:22am

    I’ve been crazy for ceramics ever since taking a family trip to northern Wisconsin as a teen and finding a tiny artisan shop where I purchased a mug and a wind chime. (Important purchases as a 15-yr old who does not own a house!)

    Some of those bowls are gorgeous!

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      DeDe
      10 Aug 2018
      2:18pm

      Hey there, pretty lady!! 😘

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