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Christmas gift guide: ceramics

left: original artwork, right: the tea towel itself (creased, stained and used)
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A handmade, one-of-a-kind piece for your kitchen is something to treasure; it'll be hard to find someone who doesn't appreciate a ceramic Christmas gift. Once you start buying handmade pottery from local makers, it's hard to stop – and we don't have a problem with that.

Kiln rooms

Peckham
We'd strongly advise heading to The Kiln Rooms Instagram page and follow the makers tagged in their posts to find unique handmade pottery – it's where we found virtually all our Christmas presents this year.
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Tuesday ceramics

Bournemouth
Small batch ceramics with cute patterns and bright colourways.
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Nicola gillis

Brighton
Beautiful ceramics inspired by degrading surfaces and urban landscapes, handmade in Brighton. Nicola's tablewares and planters make gorgeous Christmas gifts.
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Kana London

East London
Kana's ceramics range from slogan-based works of art to every day basics. New pieces fresh from the kiln are launched every Wednesday – you're bound to find something to suit anyone's home here.
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Saltwater Stoneware

Glasgow
Handmade in Scotland, these pieces are designed to be mixed and mishmash-ed. This stoneware fixates on textures inspired by the Hebrides and uses a neutral palette.
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Nom

East London
Columbia Road's favourite ceramics & kitchenware shop; these terracotta and cream homewares will suit any home.
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Duck

Brighton
Porcelain pots, mugs and candlestick holders with playful pops of colour.
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Klei

Hackney
Klei sells dreamy, neutral stoneware from local makers in Hackney; there are still mugs, bowls and planters available to collect from Netil Market before Christmas.
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Hannah Bould

Archway, North London
Hannah Bould's signature patterns make an exciting and unique collection of kitchenware. Head to her Instagram to find out the places where she's currently stocked.
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Louise Madzia

London
Simple, playful ceramics with illustrations of bodies & femininity. Louise also sells prints!
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Number 57 handmade

Lewisham
A workspace for creatives to make, show and sell ceramics alongside other crafts (fabrics, leather goods, artwork & jewellery). Number 57 is open on weekends or available to purchase from individual makers.
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510 Laundry

London & Edinburgh
Not strictly ceramics but we had to include these beautifully restored and reinterpreted vintage tablewares from mother & son duo, Sue & Ed. A great pairing with any ceramics to make your table pop!
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