Homewares in need of a Spring clean

Robert Gordon

Dating back to 1945, the ceramics studio is one of the country’s largest ceramics manufacturers. Founder Robert Gordon supplied the original Florentino restaurant in Melbourne. Today, the family’s third generation supplies stoneware to some of Australia’s best-known restaurants and cafes, including Vue de Monde, Longrain, Top Paddock and Grossi Florentino. Shop: www.robertgordonaustralia.com/collections/collections

Ghost Wares

Ghost Wares is a Melbourne based ceramics studio with an emphasis on creating objects that are elegant but playful. All of our products are made by hand, allowing for an ever-evolving range of complementary pieces. Shop online for everything from cups and platters to pourers and vases. Shop: www.ghostwares.com.au/shop

Marble Basics

Melbourne based sisters Bliss and Bonnie Adams founded Marble Basics as an homage to their signature pared-back, timeless design aesthetic, albeit always infused with a sense of playfulness. Since 2014, pioneering clean lines and the finest quality Marble homewares, Marble Basics has evolved into a broader offering to include home, garden, office items. Shop: www.marblebasics.com.au/collections/shop

Craft Victoria

Craft Victoria is a national leader in the craft and design sector, promoting a cutting-edge vision of hand-crafted practice in the 21st century. The craftspeople and artists work closely with their chosen materials, creating unique pieces which speak to histories of making as well as their own experience. Craft Victoria work closely with artists and makers to select extraordinary pieces which celebrate diverse stories. Shop: www.craft.org.au

Kumhara Clay

Kumhara Clay pieces are designed, handmade and glazed by Alicia. Transforming clay with careful hands into a functional piece or something to be admired. Each piece is thoughtfully handmade and varies slightly in size, shape and form, making them all beautifully unique. Pieces include bowls, travel mugs, plates, planters, mugs and vases. Shop: www.kumharaclay.com/products

Sharon Alpren Ceramics

Brighten up the home with ceramic bowls, mugs, vases, planets and more, handcrafted in Victoria’s Macedon Ranges. Sharon makes pots for the home, both practical and sculptural, and architectural pieces through work with designers. Pieces that are inspired by ageless processes yet are very contemporary. Shop: www.sharonalprenceramics.com.au/shop

Bendigo Pottery

Bendigo Pottery is Australia’s oldest working pottery. Established in 1858 the pottery has operated continuously from the current site in Bendigo’s Epsom since 1863. Home to the most significant collection of ceramic wood fired kilns left in the world, Bendigo Pottery use a range of different production techniques including hand throwing, slip casting, jolleying and pressing. Shop online for cookware, kitchenware, tableware, platters, bowls and accessories. Shop: www.bendigopottery.com.au/shop

James Lemon

A New Zealand born artist working from Northcote, Melbourne. He explores and experiments with clay as a generative activity to develop works that are sculptural and functional. His signature handmade functional wares are highly tactile, playful and dynamic objects. Lemon’s range of functional ceramics can be found far and wide, from his Northcote showroom to the National Gallery of Victoria and Heide Museum of Modern Art. Shop: www.james-lemon.com/collections

Britt Neech

Melbourne-based artist Britt Neech shifted her focus to using ceramics to create art, responding to aspects of the human experience through refined aesthetics and a minimal colour palate. Britt’s Clae Studio uses the endless possibilities of clay to explore qualities such as surface, form and texture; underpinned by an observance of materiality. Shop: www.claestudio.com

Tribe Castlemaine

With a love for handmade, Tribe Castlemaine is a marketplace for over 50 artisan makers, creating beautiful and useful items from local artisans. Shop online for natural, sustainable, ethical handmade wares with a focus on keeping traditional, small scale craftsmanship alive. Along with ceramics, Tribe Castlemaine also offer jewellery, kitchen and garden accessories, art, fabrics, and paper. Shop: www.tribecastlemaine.com.au/collections/ceramic-homewares

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