Micro Trend: Black ceramics

Posted By Gudy Herder / June 19, 2014 / 7 Comments

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.

black ceramics hemelhuijshomeware


black ceramics yamahonk



Atelier Katu

black ceramics utsuwa kenchin

Utsuwana Kenshin

black ceramics oneandahalf


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

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  • June 19, 2014 at 9:36 am

    I love ceramics and black ones are awesome. They have something earthy, deep, sober and smooth. I agree about the food styling, they would give such a moody setting that would highlight anything on it. I’d love to see your black ceramics when you do them :-) Have a lovely day Gudy!

  • June 19, 2014 at 9:48 am

    I agree with Ilaria. I would love to work with the ceramics shown above and I am eager to see how your black ones come out.
    Hugs, Sandy

  • Tina@TravelingMama
    June 19, 2014 at 10:01 am

    I absolutely love black ceramics. i’ve been collecting them at flea markets because Denmark has such a focus on ceramics that many people make things and then sadly do not see the real value in what they have made later.

  • June 19, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Aixxx, que bonitos. Me parecen muy especiales, como recuperados del fondo de un horno olvidado. Un objeto entre mágico y melancólico.

    Seguro que tu prueba ahumada debe ser una preciosidad. Cualquier proceso manual que acabe con una pátina natural de humo me parece una maravilla. Deberiamos ver tus pruebas. Seguro que son preciosos! a, y te animo al total black, puede quedar de cine!

    Un abrazo!

  • June 19, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    It is beautiful Gudy, I think I’m going to have to treat myself to some now. Thank you for sharing.

  • June 19, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Yes-a great trend `gudy and I can’t wait to see what you come up with either! Some lovely shots! xx

  • From the Kitchen
    June 21, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Totally gorgeous – will definitely be checking out the sources for some shopping – hope they ship to New Zealand! :)

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