By Jacky Parker
The latest addition from Oggetto, the home of simply designed and functional homewares, is this selection of beautiful ceramic tableware.The collection - which includes candle holders; storage jars; servings bowls; and mugs - hasbeen madeusing a pottery wheel and minimal tools.
The process is a slow-paced one, just like the way of lifethe pieces advocate. They have been made to be appreciated but also to serve a function, whether that's enjoying a mug of teaor servinga hearty meal to one's friends or family. They complementa lifestyle that attempts to slow things down from time to time and cherishthe simpler things in life.
These slightly Dickensian stoneware candle holders are stripped ofsuperfluous decoration, allowing the time-honoured craftsmanship to do the talking. Their minimal forms have been made using a pottery wheel and little else.
Theyhave been finished with a glaze made from oxides and raw materials. The dip in the centre comes in two different widths to accommodateeither dinner candles or stubby candles, such as Oggetto'sbeeswax candles.
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These humbly formed stoneware jars, that evoke thoughts of traditional cottage kitchens, would look best on open shelving:the time and care that has gone into their creation deserves to be displayed after all.
Whether they'restocked with food essentials - or filled with your family'sfavourite biscuits - the jars have been made to withstand years of use.
These generously sized serving bowls have been hand-thrown, resulting in nuances in their finish but without compromise to their form. They are heavy duty pieces, perfect for use as a centre piece ona busy dinner table.
They can serve up a mountain of roast potatoes, or remain a permanent fixture on a dining table showcasing the week's selection of fruits.
Each one of these rustic mugs isas personal as your hot drink preference, with every one displaying slight variations in their glaze and finish. This makes for a truly individual mug that won't be seen on the shelf of any other kitchen, but yours.
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Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites
A long-time contributor to Livingetc, as a member of the team, she regularly reports on the latest trends, speaking to experts and discovering the latest tips. Jacky has also written for other publications such as Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Red, Grand Designs, Sunday Times Style and AD, Country Homes and Interiors and ELLE Decoration.
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