If you have seen my last trend post and the theme Into The Wild, you might have read under materials that black pottery was part of this trend. Black is strong again in the world of decoration and influences in pottery as well. Now what is interesting to observe is a change from sculptural decorative object towards day-to-day pieces and all sorts of table ware too.
Food styling has probably an important part to play here with more and more dark back drops (see some examples here and there), plates and bowls used for a richer contrast. Most of the artisans behind come from Japan. I recently took part in a Raku firing and played with some white glaze and then just left the smoke tarnishing the rest of the bowl black. The result was wonderful, next time I’ll go for a total black look.
This Etsy shop might be interesting in case you are interested in buying black table ware. G, x