Autumn is a great time to freshen up with a strong cup of tea. So step right in as we gather around the table for our annual tea party and show off our best outfits and tea sets. Because God knows our hot beverages taste better when they’re showcased in the best ceramic sets. Here are some of our favorite ceramic artists on Instagram (take note!).
Tel-Aviv-based ceramic artist, Valeria Monis, draws her inspiration from an unconventional source: Russian prison tattoos. Each of her ceramic pieces is designed, crafted, and illustrated by hand, incorporating personal stories borrowed from Soviet police prison files. Combined with the traditional blue porcelain tea set, the end result is rather striking.
Erica Lynn Hood
Ceramic artist, Erica Lynn Hood, takes her inspiration directly from nature, incorporating flora and fauna into her designs. Her ceramic sets feature illustrations of birds, insects, and flowers. Each illustration is painted with black underglaze on top of a piece of tissue paper and then transferred onto the clay surface. “Nature is such an important part of my life and my artwork, so I have been slowly building up a body of work that illustrates all the amazing animals that I love,” she told the Boston Voyager.
Lindsey Hampton’s ceramics are a pastel dream. Crowned by The New York Times as one of the people who is redefining the art of ceramics, her mugs and bowls are what that one hipster friend of yours would like to get for Christmas.