Archive for the Ceramic Tag

Not Made in China

When I saw Hugo Didier‘s booth at the Spring One of a Kind Show, I quite literally ran across the aisle to check it out. I mean, really. A shop with the name “Not Made in China” is pretty much up my alley, right?

M. Didier is a 3rd generation ceramic artist, and desires to merge the traditional with modern. His “not made in china” artwork on many of the pieces is meant to promote and encourage the idea of buying locally made goods. That’s a message I can get behind.

The small coffee cups are lovely…

Tasse: Petit café

Tasse: Petit café

… but I personally prefer the larger ones. The better for drinking the most tea possible!

Tasse

Tasse

Et, biensûr, la petite poutinière est parfaitement Québecoise et Canadienne!

Poutinière

Poutinière

You can take a look at more of Hugo’s ceramics on his site HugoDidier.com and on Etsy, and find him on Facebook and Twitter, as well as at various shows and expos.

Salad bowl

Salad bowl

And there you have it, our first “maker” feature in far too long. Not Made in China kicks off our 2nd time around with Canadian+Handmade. Happy to be back!

Cheers to that,
~Sarah

 

 

 

Fine Fleet

In a parallel universe, there’s a version of me living in a super-modern loft apartment somewhere in Denmark. You know, the kind where the interior decor is all white, with hits of colour here and there and no. clutter. anywhere.

Since I can’t make that my reality right now, instead I’m going to covet the work of Zoe Garred. Her line of beautifully simple and elegant “pools”, sold under the Fleet banner, is lovely. From the Fleet website:

Pools is a complete ceramic tableware collection consisting of vessels and lids that can be used in many combinations for multiple purposes.

Pools by Fleet www.fleetobjects.com - canadianhandmade.ca

Versatile vessels: pools can be used as bowls, vases, serving trays or anything you'd like!

www.fleetobjects.com Ceramic Vessels - canadianhandmade.ca

Gorgeous colours!

www.fleetobjects.com Ceramic Vessels - www.canadianhandmade.ca

Simplicity in a table setting

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Click here for a short stop-motion video of some of the uses that Zoe considers for her multi-functional pools and I’m sure you’ll think of more of your own!

3 weeks ago, the new Shell lamp was launched, shown below. I love it’s warm glow through the porcelain, and the low profile. Even if you don’t live in that Danish loft I dream of (or, okay, maybe a wicked warehouse conversion in Vancouver or Toronto!), wouldn’t these be fabulous as floor lights? Or tucked into a shelf for cosy mood lighting?

Lamp by www.fleetobjects.com - www.canadianhandmade.ca

Lovely!

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A visit to the Fleet Objects Facebook page led to a pleasant surprise – Zoe has a new jewellery line in the works, planned to launch later this month! I look forward to seeing more of what’s ahead – the sneak peek looks gorgeous!

For more information, visit FleetObjects.com (and buy there too!),  Facebook, or to shop check out Fleet on Supermarket.

Cheers,
~Sarah

P.S. Fleet Objects will be at the Make It show in Vancouver this weekend – more details in the post below :)