Jazz Up Your Space With These One-of-a-Kind Ceramics Made by Local Potters
by: The Beat Asia
February 24, 2022
Want to jazz up your space? A unique piece of pottery here and there can go a long way in giving your home character. And while ceramic pieces aren't that hard to come by in furniture and department stores, we believe that supporting local and handmade products is the way to go.
These online shops sell handcrafted ceramic pieces molded by local Filipino potters themselves! Scour their wares, support their livelihood, and if you're interested, why not try out a pottery class while you're at it?
Tahanan Pottery in Quezon City is both a pottery shop and school. It offers stoneware and earthenware ceramic pottery and sculptures made by professional studio potters and Filipino ceramic artists from all over the country.
Tahanan Pottery posts photos of its ceramic pieces on Instagram. If you're interested to order, feel free to send them a DM or drop by their shop at 27 Scout Tobias corner Scout Lozano in Barangay Laging Handa. If you wish to learn to create your own ceramic works, Tahanan Pottery also offers pottery and clay sculpture workshops for all ages and skill levels.
Manibalang Ceramics is another online shop you should check out for unique ceramic pieces. Ceramic artist Aly Kangleon is the woman behind Manibalang and is known for her iconic pieces like boob mugs and unorthodox vases, platters, cups, and bowls that come in funky glazes. Although there are currently no available ceramic pieces from Manibalang for now, we urge you to follow its Instagram account for when Kangleon begins accepting orders again! Her pre-order forms fill up fast!
Pots by Paburo
If you want a cupboard full of one-of-a-kind ceramic dinnerware, Pots by Paburo is the way to go! You'll love the brand-new pottery from this shop that are all straight from the kiln, from individual pieces like this Classic Drip Ramen Bowl with a shocking cobalt drip glaze to sets like this Noodle Solo one, which includes a bowl, a dish, a platito, and bulb cup. For reservations, Paburo follows a first to mine basis on its Instagram account. You then have three days to pay for your items. To check out its available ceramic pieces, follow the hashtag #PaburoAvail.
Last but not least is Masa Studio by ceramic artist and illustrator Iori Espiritu! If you love designs like abstract, florals, and animals, then you won't get enough of Espiritu's unique ceramic pieces. Some of our favorites are this abstract mood mug, this mug with a floral glaze, this fun face mug, and this adorable grumpy cat mug! Espiritu regularly posts available pieces on Instagram, but her wares sell out fast. Do yourself a favor and follow Masa Studio's account so you can keep your eyes peeled on its next upload!
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