As readers who appreciate beautiful design and handmade pieces, we want to share with you an exciting, new company called Clay. Clay sources handmade ceramics directly from potters’ studios in Northern California. Their pieces are stunning and heirloom quality; they make it seamless to find what you love online and bring the piece into your home or give it as a gift.
They’ve now launched a wedding registry, allowing couples to register for handmade, functional ceramics to fill their kitchen and home. They have bowls, plates, cups, teaware, trays, vases, and more. It’s the first time you can easily register for ceramics in one place and choose from multiple artists.
If you’ve dreamed of filling your home with pieces that are actually handmade and designed with care, browse through the pieces on Clay’s website. If you sign up, Clay’s founder will personally help consult you on what pieces fit your style and life. Like a clothing stylist, but for the ceramics in your home. The registry will work like any registry – you request which pieces you want, your guests can buy off your list, and you’ll get the items shipped to you when they’ve been made.
If you’re interested and want to learn more from Clay’s founder, email [email protected], and you’ll get a response within the day. Here are some pictures of the beautiful pieces in their collection.
If you want to browse some more, let’s check out some examples from Clay to see how beautiful (and one-of-a-kind) each piece truly is.
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Clay has beautiful handmade bowls that are perfect for a hearty soup, grains, or your morning cereal. They’re beautiful and functional, and can become a lovely part of your everyday life. Here are some of our favorite bowls.
These bowls are made with the Shino glaze – a glaze that brings together white and deep rusty orange.
A set of 6 beautiful speckled bowls. A copper brown clay with a glossy, speckled glaze. These bowls are perfect for serving soup or grains.
On this bowl, which is glazed with a smooth, translucent white, you see marks of the artists hand: the light drips of glaze across the plate, pooling slightly at the edges.
Clay also has gorgeous plates – handmade with earthy colors that add a beautiful touch to your dining table.
This dinner plate has a matte white glaze over a rusty brown clay body.
This is a beautiful, contemporary dinner place setting. It’s classically white, with several subtle touches that give it depth when you see it up close. Slight speckles, subtle glosses of glaze. It’s a perfect set to have to start building your dining table.
There are some incredible serving pieces on Clay. They highlight the food you’ve prepared in your kitchen and stand as works of art on their own.
This tray features dripped glazes, brushstrokes, organic colors. It looks at once as if it’s unearthed and a work of art.
This is another favorite of ours from Clay’s collection of serving trays. This is a true work of art!
One of the best things about starting a new chapter of your life with someone is you can set up little rituals together, like an evening cocktail or Sunday tea. One of Clay’s artists makes incredible tea-ware, inspired by studying in Japan and made using an amazing soda firing process. Here are our favorite pieces.
This teapot has been soda fired in a 12 hour firing tended to by the artist herself. This teapot has many hues, and these are largely the result of how the artist places the pieces in the kiln – what other pieces are they near and how the path of the flame, laden with soda, will whirl around the piece. One piece’s color, placed near another, may reflect onto that other piece. Soda firing is often called “painting with fire.”
This cup is soda fired in a 12 hour firing tended to by the artist. The path of the flames and the soda introduced into the kiln create the subtle, varied effects you see on the piece.
Register for your favorite clay gifts
Create a Registry
It’s easy to create your own registry at Clay. When your guests buy items off your registry, the artist will start the process of making your piece. Register here! If you want to learn more, email [email protected] for a response within the day.
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Clay.