The Product: Small blue ceramic pot handmade in Chiangmai.
This small, blue, ceramic pot displays a typically Thai, urn-shaped silhouette. A pair of these hand-thrown pots would grace a mantlepiece beautifully. Creating a great still-life display, on a shelf or sideboard, for example, is all about contrast. Both shape and material. Hence, one of these pots would be a brilliant addition with its plump curves redolent of the Thai pottery tradition.
These pots were made in a small, ceramics studio on the outskirts of Chiangmai in northern Thailand. Exploring rows and rows of unique, handmade pots in the jungle heat was an absolute pleasure (despite being bitten alive by mosquitoes) and some of the vibrant glazes we came across were breathtaking! These are in a calm, sky blue with typically Thai detailing around the collar and four, petite, urn-like handles.
The pots don’t really need styling with single blooms as you’d be hiding the pretty detail and neck. Plus, we can’t state these pots are vases as they don’t come with this certification. Although they are glazed on the inside this does not always mean they won’t seep. So, we’d recommend styling them up as decorative ceramics in their own right. As above, their glossy finish and pretty shape would be a great addition to a still-life display on shelves or surfaces. Alternatively, check out our blog feature on the blog about grouping and displaying blue and white pottery in a modern bathroom. As you can see from our photography, we styled ours up in a bathroom next to a Scandinavian design classic, the ‘Mariskooli’ bowl from Iittala.
The small, blue, ceramic pots measure approximately 12cm high x 12cm in diameter.