Oprah Store Hand Picked South African Ceramics And Design
You can never have enough bowls, and they can look so good as a design feature displayed on cabinet shelves or along counters. My sister recently showed me a gorgeous image of some stacked brightly coloured, patterned bowls; and whenever I walk into a place like Anthropologie I can’t help but be drawn to the sections with stacks of bowls piled high upon the shelves radiating pattern, colour and texture. I think small bowls are my latest interiors crush… One of my searches led me to Storm in a Teacup who have such pretty ones; some readers may recognise the bowls from the now closed Oprah Store. Storm in a Teacup is a contemporary South African ceramics studio located on the outskirts of Johannesburg, which handcrafts a range of functional ceramic tableware and gifts.
The contemporary South African ceramics studio was founded by Sue Weston who was inspired by her childhood growing up on a sheep farm in the Eastern Cape and the landscapes that surrounded her. Working with skilled artisans from the local community, the products produced include a contemporary collection of bowls, vases, teapots and plates that feature finely, detailed surface patterns inspired by African patterns and textures, which have been carved into leather hard clay using a technique known as Sgraffito. The resulting relief patterns make for beautifully tactile objects rendered in soft colour palettes giving a delicate, feminine look and belies the durability for everyday use.