EVENT / Local Ceramics & Smörrebröd / 6th October 2022
funkis shopping evening, explore new ceramics from local ceramicists as well as 15% off storewide & some additional specials on the night. Perfect night to buy some gifts for loved ones or a treat for yourself.
This is an open event but for those of you who like to combine your shopping night with some delicious Scandi food, Köket will be serving up a selection of traditional Smörrebröd with a complimentary glass of wine. Pre-booking required for dinner special: buy tickets here
Thursday 6th October 5-7pm
Splendid Wren Ceramics
Catherine Field is the maker behind Splendid Wren Ceramics. She hand builds in stoneware clay and creates organic shapes, working with speckled clay and a neutral, earthy colour palette. Her work has appeared in Gourmet Traveller, Condé Nast Traveller, Inside Out, Country Style, House and Garden, Real Living, and the Donna Hay cook book WeekLight. She discovered clay about 6 years ago and was swiftly entranced by its charms. Her childhood was spent on a wheat and sheep farm near Grenfell in Central West NSW and she now lives near the ocean at Bondi Beach.
Airr Made Ceramics
Air is a ceramicist located in Sydney’s Inner-West. After completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Communication Design, she explored many creative roles and art forms. She underwent a ceramics course whilst traveling and found she had a knack for it. Most of the ceramics featured are hand-built using pinching and coiling techniques. Whilst this is her preferred method of creating ceramics, Air continues to further hone her skills wheel-throwing in her small apartment studio.
Carina Fisk Ceramics
Carina is a ceramicist based in Sydney’s Inner West. She is currently studying a Diploma of Ceramics after many years of short courses in throwing and hand building in her home studio. Carina draws inspiration from classical forms and explores the line between aesthetics and utilitarian purpose. Each piece is thrown in stoneware clay on the pottery wheel and features handmade glazes and slip and oxide brushwork.
Pia’s interest in ceramics came out of a desire to immerse herself in some sort of sculptural creativity and she loves the messy physicality of clay. Pia loves the organic but also has a very strong practical side. The idea of creating something that’s unique but useful really appeals to her sensibility so her focus is on creating work that is functional, looks good and feels nice to hold. Pia also enjoys the process, exploring different types of clays, experimenting with different glazes and how the different clays affect the glazes. It can be unpredictable and surprising, and she rarely end up in the place she thinks she’s going but that’s the organic beauty of playing in the mud.
Maria Lacey is a Sydney based ceramicist creating functional handmade works. Each hand-built piece is unique and each shape a little different. The inspiration for many of Maria’s works comes from her Swedish background and Nordic influences. The interaction between the clay and glaze gives the final piece a mottled rustic Scandinavian look.
LINKS: shop online Instagram
From a young age, Anja has been interested in exploration.
Post graduating from high school in 2021, Anja is currently taking a gap year to potter in ceramics and other design-based disciplines, building a body of work for her portfolio. Anja's use of materials and methodologies are influenced by textures, fibres, the physiology of plants and seasonal change. Under the mentorship of ceramicist Rebecca Dowling [2015-present], Anja has developed studio skills building on the early foundations of design thinking, structural building, glazing and firing influenced by Rebecca and daily observations.
On the night you will also be able to purchase these amazing hand tufted artworks by Project Tapis. Inspired by Scandinavian folk art these hand tufted wall rugs are designed and made in Sydney using 100% NZ yarn dyed by hand.