01 . 09 . 16

Ceramic Tableware Blog with 3 Key Trends

We are excited to introduce our new Stoneage Ceramics Blog, a place where we look forward to sharing the latest Stoneage trend boards, colour palettes, design notes, as well as relevant industry news and updates relating to ceramic tableware and bakeware.

Throughout the year our team service many customers internationally, travel throughout China and around the World and in doing so have a broad knowledge of sales trends globally as well as applications of colour and production technique – and importantly how they relate to price.

We use this cache of information to develop a quality product for our clients and apply to our own sense of creativity to develop original designs to display in our Hong Kong Showroom. These new Stoneage releases are refreshed twice annually inline with industry trade shows in Hong Kong and China and in future will also be shared using our upcoming social media pages and the blog.

This month we share some key trend stories that are relevant in store currently and continue to be strong moving into 2017/18 seasons. We have created many great looks on ceramic dinnerware and bakeware for our clients based on these 3 design and colour trends.

Artisan Made

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Images from Left: Aqua Reactive by Stoneage | Old Havana Pitcher by Anthropologie | Fuse Mugs by Stoneage | Istock Photo

We have certainly seen less desire for slick and shiny modern and a shift toward human, naturally inspired pattern and form. Increasingly popular is stoneware product, embellished with textural designs drawing from traditional artisanal techniques such as wax resist, sponging and stamping, intricate embossing, speckle, reactive and crackle glazes. These applications add artistic detail to an object that can be seen and felt, giving the piece personality and a story to tell.

Exploring Indigo

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Images from Left: Hestia by Stoneage | Indigo Brush by Robert Gordon Australia | Stoneage own art | Indigo Blue Batik Plates by Crate & Barrel

Indigo continues to be strong in tabletop and its at home here, since its first appearance in ancient Chinese pottery has it ever really gone away? Cobalt and Indigo blue look amazing against white background and are often used as core solid colour in dinnerware and bakeware or accompanied with gold for formal looks. Recently we have seen indigos used in explorative ways as brush marks, watery washes, ombre, splatter effects and abstract geometric pattern; often drawing from traditional cultural themes such as Portugese tiles, Polish pottery and Japanese textiles.

Global Folk

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Images from Left: Istock Photo | Stoneage Art | Gloriosa Dinnerware by Anthropologie | Exotic Tapas Bowls by Stoneage

Inspiration is taken from traditional Turkish and Moroccan ceramics & textiles with all the colour of the Grand Bazaar. Global Folk is linked to a new appreciation for artisanal technique and explorative hand painted design and has shown that the customer at retail is open to something a little more interesting. This look leans itself toward a mix and match approach and is effective coordinated with bold floral designs, solid colour and reactive glaze stoneware.

If you are interested in finding out more about these three trends or if you would like to discuss your ceramic tableware and bakeware requirements with us, feel free to get in touch.

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