Functional Ceramic Wares

 

The trusty pot has done a sterling job at serving humanity for a long time. An enduring symbol of sustenance and one of the earliest forms of art in the home, especially in the poorer households. Whether it was just a simple functional form or had decorative designs and colourful glazes, it reflected artistry. Both the Chinese and the Japanese believed the digestive system was ruled by the Earth element, so it was a natural symbiosis to use ceramic wares for serving and consuming foods and beverages. Also for cooking it was the most favoured. They still believe that for preparing medicinal herbs, a plain unglazed pot is the most ideal.

This post features a collection of functional pieces, centred around  domestic food preparation, storage  and presentation.

 

 

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Vallauris Lava Bowl

 

 

 

 

Basket~stoneware Brenda Holzke

Stoneware Basket~ Brenda Holzke

 

 

 

Royal Worcester Porcelain Basket

Royal Worcester Porcelain Basket

 

 

 

 

Berry Bowl Rena Hamilton

Berry Bowl – Rena Hamilton

 

 

 

 

Bowls birds-  Laura Zindel

Bowls with decorative birds-  Laura Zindel

 

 

 

 

Casino Ware Art Deco Covered Dish

Casino Ware Art Deco Covered Bowl

 

 

 

 

Crystal Nolfo Brown Jar

Crystal Nolfo Brown Jar

 

 

 

 

 

Deep platter

Deep Platter

 

 

 

 

Fezile Ntshofu

Fezile Ntshofu

 

 

 

 

Frankoma fruit bowl

Frankoma fruit bowl

 

 

 

 

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Box1 – John Preus – Thrown, altered, and assembled porcelain.

High fire reduction glaze and ceramic stain.

 

 

 

 

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 Mid Century Modern Coffee Pot and Creamer Set East Germany 1950s

( GoGoBerlinette – Etsy )

Sarah Dudgeon mugs

Sarah Dudgeon mugs

Sylph Baier at Studiopottery,UK

Sylph Baier – Ceramic Collander

Carlos Versluys, 2005

Carlos Versluys – 2005

Green Jar Number 7 by nancyandburt

Lidded Green Jar Number 7 by Nancy and Burt

 

 

 

 

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Vintage Danish Pottery  Stoneware Handled Bowl

Marianne Starck,  Bornholm

 

 

 

Jessica Lamoy

Jessica Lamoy

 

 

 

 

 

John Leach eldest grandson of Bernard Leach

Pitcher by John Leach, eldest grandson of Bernard Leach

 

 

 

 

Kevin Warren ceramics

Kevin Warren ceramics – Blue Bird Medium Stewpot

( Bircham Gallery )

 

 

 

 

 

Korea. Goryeo Dynasty, 13th century

Korean Vessel  – Goryeo Dynasty, 13th century

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Jennifer Allen Tumbler

( Schaller Gallery NY )

Elmer Taylor- Medium Bowl

Elmer Taylor- Medium Bowl

( Schaller Gallery NY )

Emma Taylor Oval Bottle

Emma Taylor  – Oval Bottle

Stoneware with multiple glazes

 

 

 

 

leaf and berry scraffito jar

Leaf & Berry Jar © 2011 Karen Newgard

 

 

 

 

 

Leslie Thompson

Large Tall Jar – Leslie Thompson

 

 

 

 

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Earthenware Coil Vessel
Titled, “Home is where the heart is”

TaraCotta Pottery Studio, Tara Qua

 

 

 

 

Nakano Taku,

Nakano Taku

 

 

 

 

 

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Potluck casserole – Susan Thompson

 

 

 

 

Mid-Century Modernist Salt And Pepper Shakers

Mid-Century Modernist Salt And Pepper Shakers

( Ruby Lane )

 

 

 

 

 

sake bottle with turquoise interior

Sake bottle with turquoise glaze interior – James Whiting

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Silvie  Granatelli – Cream Pitcher with swan handle.

 

 

 

 

Sauce boat, from ''Fleur et Rubans'' service

Sauce boat, from ”Fleur et Rubans” service

 

 

 

 

 

Shane Norrie wheel thrown Raku

Shane Norrie wheel thrown Raku lidded vessel

Joanna Howells at-Studiopottery

Pitcher – Joanna Howells at-Studiopottery.co.UK

 

 

 

 

Ship Sinkers Ice Bucket

Ship Sinkers Ice Bucket –  Mariko McCrae

 

 

 

 

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Square Plate-•-Daphne-Hatch

 

 

 

 

Vesna Vidrih

Vesna Vidrih

 

 

 

 

Ewer  - George Logan ; Wedgwood

Ewer  – George Logan ; Wedgwood – 1905

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

 

 

 

 

Ian Dowling bowl

Ian Dowling bowl

 

 

 

 

 

ROYAL-DOULTON Bunnykins bowl

Vintage Royal Dalton Bunnykins Cereal Bowl

This is identical to the first piece of ceramics I ever owned. It turned up for my 3yo birthday. Is this where my interest in ceramics began?

 

 

 

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Vallauris Pitcher

 

 

 

 

Bottle and tumblers

Bottle and tumblers

 

 

 

 

"Bunny Rabbits Cereal Bowl" by abbyberkson

“Handmade Ceramic Bowl- Bunny Rabbits Cereal Bowl” by abby berkson

 

 

 

 

 

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( Artsconnected.org )

 

 

 

Serving Dish Karen Burk

Karen Burk  – SERVING DISH: LILIES ON YELLOW
porcelain with underglaze decoration

( Gallery78 – sold )

 

 

 

Teapot with birdprints by Susie Jemkins

Teapot-with-birdprints   SUSIE JENKINS

 

 

 

Victor Greenaway - Bowl

Victor Greenaway – Bowl

 

 

 

 

Pottery Painting Designs Katrina Moye

Highly decorative domestic ceramic bowls – Katrina Moye

 

 

 

 

Tall bird jars Karen Newgard

Tall sgraffito bird jars  – Karen Newgard

West German Ruscha Jug

West German Ruscha Jug

( beetle2001cybergreen  Flickr )

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

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1 Comment

  1. Nancy Stalnaker
    Posted January 9, 2014 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    I am trying to locate “Oliva” tableware, marked “Euro-Ceramics” on bottom.
    Thank you for any information you may offer,

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