People assume you need a huge collection of earthenware to make a statement. But even well-positioned pieces of pottery make a statement. Be warned, though – you buy one pot and it leads to another.
Earthenware has established itself as a design accessory. From antique jugs to hand-thrown vases, it’s an unfussy choice of decoration – and as a porous, tolerant material, earthenware is also very practical. Your home should tell a story about you, so if you’re a keen cook, earthenware should be a regular sight.
It’s not just in the kitchen though. If you love Scandinavian design, earthenware is the ideal uncomplicated texture to add around your home. Terracotta bowls and homely pots would look great alongside the clean, bold lines of mid-century furniture.
If a rustic farmhouse style is more your thing, hand-thrown, hand-painted pots, jugs and vases will be an ideal addition. That said, the almost endless styles and shapes of pottery means there’s a pot for every corner of your home.
Mix up your earthenware display with loads of different shapes or place similar pots sparingly across a mantelpiece – let them stake their claim somewhere that feels right to you.