From plates and bowls to mugs, spoons and small pouring pots, Ana Kerin’s handmade ceramics might be just what you’ve been searching for. Unique, playful and full of character, this collection is perfect for dinner parties, everyday use and bringing an element of fun to your coffee table.
Out of her London Fields-based studio, Kana London Studio (which now accommodates a large team working for the brand as well as a range of workshops throughout the year), Slovenian-born sculptor Ana is all about soft tones, raw textures and hand built aesthetics. Throw in a bit of gold leaf here and there, a few fun words and the result is just plain beautiful!
“I’m interested in de-artifying the object. I love a raw aesthetic and even when I was making sculpture, I would leave my fingerprints on the work for a more tactile surface. A good potter is trying to achieve perfection, but I want each one of my ceramics to be different.” – Ana
Used by a growing fanbase of chefs and foodies in recipe books, personal blogs and Ig accounts – from Jamie Oliver to Ottolengi, Hemsley & Hemsley to Vogue UK as well as a couple of our favourites – Sarah B of My New Roots and Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest – Ana’s pieces are well-known on the foodie scene, to say the least.
Her collab with figurative drawing artist Alexa Coe resulted in beautiful one-off pieces: Shop here
Speaking of nudes! Stay tuned for Kana London’s Nude collection (out soon and available to buy from KL’s online store), we were given the privilege of having a sneaky peak:
SHOP OUR FAVOURITE KANA LONDON PIECES:
WORKSHOPS: GUEST TEACHER SINEAD AXWORTHY – PLANTERS WORKSHOP
19th Sept – 27th Oct (Saturdays) – £300
During 5 weeks, every saturday, from 12pm till 2pm, Sinead will teach you how to hand craft your own planters.
You will make a set of five different planters. Each week you will be guided through a different hand building technique to make a variety of pots. You will learn skills in pinching, coiling, slab building and press moulding and surface decoration. On the final week you will glaze your pieces and they will be ready for collection the following week at the studio.
Leave with five fired pieces: Two small succulent pots, one rectangular planter, one wall hanging planter and one macramé pot.
WORKSHOP INFO: Here
GO TO: kanalondon.com
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