Yesterday I went to see one of the design districts, Shoreditch Design Triangle. This year it looks even more interesting with many more shops/galleries opening their doors.
SCP, one of my favourite shops. They were showing some new collections. One of these is Mashiko pottery that has come to London a few times now. This time in this shop they seem to have different shapes, maybe more suitable for food style here.
In the same shop another collection by a very talented designer Reiko Kaneko who's now based in Stoke-On-Trent. VERY beautiful terracotta tableware with a careful attention to details, earthy but modern. Although, personally I have a problem with unglazed surface for functional ware when it's low-fired. It's more porous and hard to keep it clean hygienically and cosmetically.
This is very jolly collection of vases by Bethan Laura Wood Alter, Max Lamb, Martino Gamper and somebody (! Sorry I couldn't remember his/her name, but makes beautiful milkshake glaze! I will edit here as soon as I find out his name!) at Ace Hotel. I loved how they're displayed with flowers and, really, their playfulness as one and as a group.
These plant pots are not just for the festival. They are in their bar. I just love the way they go so well with the plants and how they are hang.
And Studio Potapota for Aesop. The ceramics is made by a Japanese duo Hidekazu & Kaori Sogabe. Interesting...
Luna & Curious. They transformed a part of their shop to a ceramic studio with a table to make your ceramics with an extruder to play with. If you like to try out some ceramic technique you better pop in there.
In another favourite shop: Choosing Keeping is the show of two artists. The ceramic work is by Morgan Peck. Another artist is David Bachelor. The collection that is quiet but fun goes so well with the stationery Julia has chosen from all over the world. It's such a beautiful space! Please don't miss this!
As you can see, you have a VERY GOOD reason to come to East this weekend. Please don't miss Ceramics in the City at Geffrye Museum. Open Fri - Sun 10am-5pm. Late Event is on Thu 6pm - 8:30pm! See you there!