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Top 15 Indie Ceramic Makers

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For the last six years that I’ve been blogging I’ve come across some beautiful ceramics in the indie world.  And there have been a few that have kept rising to the top.  I’ve collected today a list of 15 of the best indie ceramic makers that I’m aware of online.  I started with a plan to make a list of top ten, but found it too difficult.  So here you go, in no certain order – check them out after the jump!


  • Up In the Air Somewhere 1 of 15
    Up In the Air Somewhere
    All built without molds, each vase, vessel and votive has a one-of-a-kind feel.
    Available at Up in the Air Somewhere for $42.
  • Rae Dunn 2 of 15
    Rae Dunn
    Work influenced by a Japanese aesthetic.
    Available at Rae Dunn on Etsy for $125.
  • Perch 3 of 15
    Perch
    Started in 2004, Perch! is the design work of Amy Adams. She combines industry and craft to make functional ceramic products.
    Available at perchceramics.com for $34.
  • Mudpuppy 4 of 15
    Mudpuppy
  • Diana Fayt 5 of 15
    Diana Fayt
    Hand drawn flowers, glowbowls with an earthy touch.
    Available at oneblackbird on Etsy for $125.
  • Circa Ceramics 6 of 15
    Circa Ceramics
    Fun and retro!
    Available at Circa Ceramics on Etsy for $32.
  • Bailey Doesn’t Bark 7 of 15
    Bailey Doesn't Bark
    Known for her Postcup, her work has a whimsical sense to it.
    Available at baileydoesn'tbark.com for $48.
  • Dahlhaus 8 of 15
    Dahlhaus
    Poppies and stripes with a mid-century feel.
    Available at Dahlhaus on Big Cartel for $46.
  • Alyssa Ettinger 9 of 15
    Alyssa Ettinger
    Think the original sweater vase and mason jar lantern maker.
    Available at alyssaettinger.com and on Etsy for $32.
  • kg + ab 10 of 15
    kg + ab
    Porcelain curios.
    Available at kg + ab on Etsy for $48.
  • Maid of Clay 11 of 15
    Maid of Clay
    Beautiful monogrammed planters.
    Available at Maid of Clay on Etsy for $68.
  • Nesting Emily 12 of 15
    Nesting Emily
    Crafty-sense-appeal.
    Available at Nesting Emily on Etsy for $30.
  • Ninainvorm 13 of 15
    Ninainvorm
    Vintage, retro, and folksy.
    Available at Ninainvorm on Etsy for $55.
  • Cul de Sac Designs 14 of 15
    Cul de Sac Designs
    Beautiful photo transfers and collaborations such as these light pendants.
    Available at culdesacdesign.com in a range of prices.
  • Pigeon Toe Ceramics 15 of 15
    Pigeon Toe Ceramics
    Modern Home designs.
    Available at Pigeon Toe on Etsy for $225.

About Poppytalk:

Jan is the author and co-founder of the Canadian design blog, Poppytalk. She is also a huge supporter of all things handmade and is proud to devote her time to their online marketplace, Poppytalk Handmade.

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