Ceramic Review’s top 10 Ceramics for Christmas

The Ceramic Review team have carefully chosen 10 well-known makers whose work they believe will make the perfect gifts this Christmas. Click through to see the pieces we have available from these celebrated ceramic artists.


“Give the gift of colour this Christmas with Sophie Cook’s elegant porcelain vessels. Taking the forms of bottles, pods and teardrops, they are perfect as stand-alone statement pieces, as well as working beautifully grouped together for a sophisticated display.”

Annie Le Santo, Assistant Editor, Ceramic Review

Right: Porcelain Pod



“Potter Jim Malone’s traditional pieces are the perfect gift for someone who loves to use handmade wares in their home, adding a tactile warmth to their table setting. What better way to enjoy home cooked delights this festive season than serving them in this wonderful bowl where you can truly see the hand of the maker.”

Karen Bray, Editor, Ceramic Review


Left: Bowl with hakeme slip and iron oxide brushed pattern



“The surfaces of Matt Horne’s hand-thrown porcelain ceramics are created through a meticulous crystalline glazing process. With patterns reminiscent of snowflakes, and available in a range of rich colour variations, they make ideal one-of-a-kind gifts for those with a taste for high-quality technical craftsmanship.”

Annie Le Santo, Assistant Editor, Ceramic Review

Left: Blue and Red Bottle Form



“Jack Doherty’s prodigious work is given a wonderful tactile quality with his use of salt glazes. His pieces are predominantly functional, yet elegant in their execution, with a timeless appearance that makes them a joy to own and use – the ideal choice for the traditional studio pottery lover in your life.”

Sophie Chery, Art Editor, Ceramic Review

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“Renowned Studio Pottery Walter Keeler is recognised for his signature salt-glazed pots, but his colourful ink-wash glazed pieces are my favourite. His thrown and manipulated forms, such as this fabulous Thorn Teapot are full of character, adding a delightful touch of English whimsy to your kitchen this Christmas.”

Karen Bray, Editor, Ceramic Review

Right: Thorn Teapot



“Monochrome is a great choice when it comes to home décor, making Kyra Cane’s wheel-thrown Limoges porcelain pieces with their graphite marks the ideal gift for a ceramic and interior design enthusiast. Her fine-walled structures have a delicate, tactile quality that are wonderful to handle and treasure.”

Karen Bray, Editor, Ceramic Review


Left:Limoges Porcelain Bowl



“Paul Philp’s meticulously hand-built vessels always impress with their powerful, sculptural quality. Their distinctive forms possess an earthiness that gives the impression they are more organic than formed, creating a bold statement piece that will go down well with the person who already has everything!”

Sophie Chery, Art Editor, Ceramic Review

Right: Constructed Vessel



“Highly regarded as one of Britain’s finest studio potters, Clive Bowen produces earthenware pots in a traditional English country style. His predominantly wheel-thrown forms are boldly decorated with fluid slip-trailing, creating charming functional pieces that anyone would be proud to own.”

Karen Bray, Editor, Ceramic Review

Left: Yellow Jug



“Gaynor Ostinelli and Paul Priest have been collaborating for over a decade creating their charming ceramic creatures. Humorous, characterful and heart-warming ­– the hand-built sculptures are sure to win over the animal lovers in your life this festive season.”

Annie Le Santo, Assistant Editor, Ceramic Review

Right: Bulldog



“Austrian-born potter Katharina Klug creates highly individual one-off pieces that every contemporary ceramic lover will covet. She decorates freehand with graphic designs, which lend her work an immediate and unique quality, capturing the simplicity of design and shape, and complemented by her use of bold, contrasting glazes.”

Sophie Chery, Art Editor, Ceramic Review


Left: Large Bowl Monochrome


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