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Clay Opera and Atelia Stella Ceramics to make you smile

August 7, 2015

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I recently happened upon two ceramists Clay Opera and Atelier Stella, both of whom create items that make people smile… myself included. Straight away I’d say that is quite a unique selling point, don’t you think ?

First of all the work of Clay Opera and the maker Marta, who works from her studio in Poland and sells her work on Etsy.

I like the fact that there is a touch of storytelling in her work. Dream-like scenarios where girls fly with birds, in a Chagall manner and an ever so small fascination with Peter and the Wolf, or actually let’s forget Peter, it’s just the Wolf !

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How about this cheeky crocodile with a red hat.

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Those (not too scary) Wolves I mentioned earlier.

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A few more animals, see if you can spot what they are.

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There’s even Rudolph and a Unicorn in here too. I love their spindly little legs and slightly aloof expressions.

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Secondly the work of children’s illustrator turned ceramist Stella Baggott, who’s company Atelier Stella on Etsy and Big Cartel just keeps selling out ! What a nice problem to have : ) Stella is based in London.

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There is a 50’s and 60’s influence in the faces and patterning here.

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I love how you can change their foliage ‘hair’ and make them look very different.

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They work equally as well as either functional objects or decorative ones.

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I can’t think of anything better, than having an object around the house, that makes me smile everytime I look at it !

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Such lovely glazes and colours too.

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Thanks to both companies for letting me show you their work today. Glad to see you’re both doing well. Have a fun weekend everyone and don’t forget to comment and share my blog.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 7, 2015 10:15 am

    Heehee, I love the vases with plant hair, what a great way to add a little humour to daily life! Great post as always!

    • August 10, 2015 7:30 am

      Yes anything that makes you smile when you look at them, must be a good find. If my house was full of these, imagine how much smiling would be happening : )

  2. August 20, 2015 4:57 pm

    Cheshire Dog maybe more appropriate ! Since I hail from Cheshire originally lol

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