Ceramics are humanity’s oldest craft and we’re constantly captivated by their beauty and versatility. Clay pieces add textural richness to a space and we love to utilise them through many forms such as pottery, sculpture and lighting.
Artist Margit Wittig lights our spaces up with an eclectic approach to the art of ceramics. Her sculptural base lamps in The Whitby Suite at The Whitby Hotel show an intricate understanding of the human form and we are delighted by her skill and charismatic styles. Her lamps are a joyous reminder of how clay can be explored and shaped in wonderful ways.
Large, bold sculptures are a powerful way to ground a space and create a focal point of interest. Our 2.2 metre mud bead sculptural vessels in the Lobby of Ham Yard Hotel are endearing and add an organic tactility. A great way of reflecting nature within.
Ceramic vessels date back thousands of years and they continue to inspire and excite in a myriad of ways. They add layers of colour, pattern and form to any space and are grand artworks on their own. Especially when combined with flowers and foliage.
Artist Katherine Cuthbert understands materiality and her unusual organic forms and lyrical lines are always a wonderful addition to our spaces. Her combinations of graphic with organic, stalagmite-like pots and vases always look striking in a curated collection.
Kinetic art is a compelling way to add movement and delight the senses. Artist Daniel Reynolds’ sculptural mobile suspended from the ceiling in The Orangery at Ham Yard Hotel is a curious exploration of geometry and materiality. We love how it celebrates simplicity with its form and texture.
The freedom of Daniel’s mobile designs inspired us to create our take on the mobile with the Rockin’ Robin light collection in collaboration with Porta Romana. The glowing suspended porcelain eggs give off a warm light that emulates new beginnings.
And of course, ceramic tiles which stand the test of time. They are the perfect canvas to explore scale and pattern. We loved creating our collaboration with C.P Hart where our ‘Travelling Light’ tiles for Balineum celebrate our love for colour and patterns.
We hope we’ve inspired you to get stuck in and explore creating through the art of clay!