Beautiful Indian ceramics to incorporate in your home
Posted by MOHIT BHATNAGAR
Indian arts and handicrafts are world-renowned for their beauty and functional use. Indian ceramics have been utilised in the local households from when we knew about the appearance of civilisation. Indian handicrafts and ceramics are perfectly blendable in the interiors as they help in storage and give the wonderful rustic presence of a magnum opus. What better way to curate your house beautifully than using Handmade Indian ceramics that are available in almost every colour and every design
What is great about these ceramics is that they are a sustainable and eco-friendly substitute to the storage need in your house and since they are made locally it resolves the need to promote Indian products on a global scale.
Having talked about all the forms of interior curation, we bring in light these wonderful handicrafts that are very well established in India that create bowls, mugs, plates, urns, for storing and carrying water, flowerpots, foot-scrubbers, small pots and a myriad other articles required by an Indian household.
The difference between pottery and ceramics lies in the way they’re finished. Pottery is generally considered to be any container made of clay, Peterson says. Technically, ceramics are things made from clay and glaze that are permanently changed when heated
Indian pottery and ceramics are the most timeless living crafts in India. While blue pottery from Udaipur to Khurja pottery and Andretti pottery are popular, Various homegrown brands and artisans are revamping the concept of Indian ceramics into modern and contemporary design concepts which are gaining popularity.
Here is the list of design inspirations you can take in your homes to incorporate this very well preserves Indian handicraft:
CURATE WITH BLUE POTTERY
Blue pottery is famous in Jaipur although having Indo-Persian roots. This pottery derives its name from the exclusive deep blue dye that is used to make ceramics. It is glazed and low fired making a frit material that can be very durable throughout the seasons, with standing water and other materials.
Blue pottery and ceramics can be exclusively used as your showpieces and eye candy interiors of the house or can be used as storage jars in the kitchen or living room flower pots.
COLOUR BLOCKING WITH BLACK CLAY CERAMICS
To get a context, Bidreware pottery from Karnataka is used to make crucifixes and basins. The black clay pottery from Uttar Pradesh comes in a similar style with different glaze and clay used to make the products like bowls and mugs.
Black and white intricate pottery and ceramics can be wonderfully incorporated in the place for colour blocking. When it comes to curating with pottery and ceramics in the modern setting, you can carefully use black and silver alloy based ceramics to make eclectic decor show in the house.
ALL EYES ON TERRACOTTA
It’s one of the most well-known manifestations of West Bengal’s long heritage of terracotta pottery and is found in every other household. Terracotta is the colour of the year. Its earthy hues make a warm and cosy setting and the earthy tones help bring in nature’s elements in the house.
Terracotta ceramics can be wonderfully utilised for an earthy and rustic look in the decor or curate a clean and sharp look with the monotonous collection of these ceramics.
ECLECTIC STYLE WITH COLOURFUL DISPLAY
One of the most eye-catching pottery is found in Madhya Pradesh, known as Andretti pottery and Khurja pottery in Uttar Pradesh. These types of ceramics are beautifully painted with different colours and types to give intricate patterns that add definitions and coloured depths to the interiors in the house.
For an eclectic look, you can use a variety of pottery in an arresting display of shapes and colours against monochromatic paint to add a twist to your space. Balance the feel of the collection by ensuring the scale of the surrounding furnishings, lighting and art are larger than the pottery. To stop your display from veering into hoarder territory, keep it constrained to just one shelf or flat surface.
MODERN DECOR WITH PORCELAIN
Porcelain comes from a refined clay which is fired at very high temperatures of approximately 1,200–1,450°C. The result is an extremely hard, shiny material often white and translucent in appearance.
Indian Porcelain can be used as a plate display to showcase your collection or can be utilised as wonderful porcelain tiles in your house that are sturdy and durable and give a luxurious feel in the house. Pottery is also a huge part of the decor. Bright colours, interesting shapes and an almost endless array of styles allow for easy pickings when it comes to finding the perfect piece for this tidy aesthetic.
In true modern midcentury style, this small and delicate grouping of similar shapes in vibrant colours has pride of place on the topmost shelf.
KITCHENWARE WITH A TWIST
A traditional art form using ‘Rann ki Mitti’, it originates in the village of Khavda, Rann of Kutch. The beautiful ochre and gerua shades give this art form an earthy feel with painted symmetric black and white designs. The special mud with which it is made is reportedly procured from near a lake.
When it comes to incorporating pottery and ceramics in the house go for a modern display in the house to create a magnum opus of the things that you have included in the house. The kitchenware can be displayed wonderfully beneath the kitchen cabinets with proper lighting.
You can incorporate the Khadva pottery sets as serving trays and displays.