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Bridget Bodenham & Kim Wallace Ceramics

I have a thing for pottery and ceramics. In my collection so far I have many beautiful bone or ceramic teacups, a teapot and a beautiful and unique hand painted bowl from France. And one Polish pottery (blue and white) handmade vase from- you guessed it- Poland. I love all these pieces but most of the teacups are antique family sets that I cannot bring myself to use frequently (and tiny!). So I was excited to come across and love these two talented ladies. They tick all the boxes- small business, Australian made, hand made, stylish and completely functional- none of this only-for-special-occasions business!!

I think sometimes we get in our head that ceramics are still going to be all mass produced wheel spun bowls with paintings like the 90’s Italian pasta bowl theme. The styles of these two artists are quite unique from each other and I hope you love them as much as I do! Both ranges make great unique gifts that are a little bit special (birthday hint hint to sister…)!!

Bridget Bodenham
Bridget makes a wide range of pottery but my all time favourite are her teacups. They are natural clay with a gold handle- I love a touch of gold! There is something about handmade pieces that are amazing, each item is unique and there are no set measurements that can be strictly stuck to. To perfect a style in a casual way is tough, but she nails it. Her items are available in Melbourne at Mr Kilty and she does the rounds of art and pottery markets and exhibitions.

Find Bridget’s site here

Kim Wallace Ceramics
Such a different style to Bridget, Kim imprints lace and patterns in her pieces which are mainly white clay and colour is added to highlight the detail. This collection is a bit more structured but such stunning and classic pieces, I absolutely adore!! You can find Kim’s work at the next Finders Keepers market if you missed her there last time!

Find Kim’s site here

Pictures are from respective websites

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Bridget Bodenham teacup and saucer

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Kim Wallace Ceramics- simple yet elegant!

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Mozi

Mozi
I was first introduced to the world of Mozi years ago when it was so small and pretty much unknown they had these gorgeous fruit shaped wire lanterns (which I still see brought back in from time to time) and considering I work on the same block as one of their stores (therefore driving by their fabulous window displays all the time, always draws me in!) I have become a pretty firm fan. Mozi was the go-to place for all my kris-kringle gifts over the last few years, because I know I can pick up something amazing for $15-20. You may recognise the little red sparrow logo and not have ever known it was a Mozi product!

The thing I love most is that although some pieces are in the ‘personally I’m not going to pay that much for a lamp’ category, it is one of the best places for great, fun, bright and very affordable gifts. Ok I’d say the bird lamp is the only thing overpriced there, but of course, I absolutely adore the lamp!

Current season there are probably less pieces that I love than last. I have a couple of the bright ceramic yellow patterned plates and love love them and happy to see them still around, you know, incase I decide to make it a set. If I can figure out how I would use the melamine plates then I grab some of those too, I just love the prints… And the cotton ‘baskets’ are a favourite, and the painted paper mache trinket pots and the candles always smell amazing… should I go on!?

I would recommend going into a store, I am pretty sure there is not absolutely everything in the online store that is in the physical store. And to top it all off they are a Melbourne company!

Mozi website here

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The apple lantern that started it all…

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Plates!

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I love a fun tea towel with a recipe!

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