10 Indie Ceramic Brands We’re Crushing On5 minute
If you’ve been to one of those art and craft melas (exhibitions) as a child, you’re probably familiar with folk traditions, cottage industries and rural crafters showcasing their wares for a few hundred. The earthy aroma of fresh clay, the warm yellow glow exuding from a kiln and the pinging sound of pottery are all sight and sound experiences second-to-none. Growing up, these are certain hallmarks that have been etched in our memory.
As we mark our transition to adulthood, an assortment of ceramics is making a comeback. Every now and then, Instagram and Pinterest treat us to extravagant table settings that make us want to stock up on elegant ceramic crockery ASAP.
There is something deeply satisfying about ceramic ware. Its perfect form, shiny texture and subtle detailing has the power to spruce up even the most boring space. If you’re someone who loves hosting exceptional culinary experiences for your friends and family, you’ve got to check out these popular ceramic brands. Indeed, great food deserves to be plated on good quality tableware.
Check Out these Homegrown Ceramic Brands for Insta-worthy Tableware
Take inspiration from these 100% homegrown pottery brands that are redefining the way you entertain. From traditional large platters to contemporary plates and bowls, these Indie labels will spoil you for choice. We checked out the versatile range each brand has to offer and believe us, we’re obsessed. They’re so Insta-worthy that you’ll want to add them to your shopping carts right away.
1. Minimal Indian
If you have an unwavering penchant for minimalism, you’re going to love Minimal Indian. Founded by Adrita Sarkar, this luxury tableware and home textiles brand is all about simplicity and happy vibes. Each piece is handcrafted and handmade with love. If polka dots, geometric patterns, myriad lines and nature-inspired motifs are your thing, be prepared to be smitten.
You’ll find a collection of plates, saucers, cups, trays and bowls for everyday use and special occasions. Another reason we’re head over heels in love with this ceramic brand is that all their products are made from stone clay with lead-free painting done on them. So cool, right?
Don’t give their all-white and zen-inspired Instagram page a miss.@minimalindian
Price: Rs. 1,000 upwards
If you’re looking to give your dinnerware a rustic touch, Terravida has you sorted. Though the brand has a Portuguese-inspired name, its collection and designs are primarily influenced by Goan art. They take inspiration from everyday things such as nature, animals, birds, forest elements and sea creatures. Their eclectic bowls, plates, tea-sets, cups and serving platters will remind you of the breezy tropics.
Their collection is also reminiscent of those English pottery brands that are simple yet so elegant. Every product you see on their website is handmade using different techniques such as slip casting, wheel throwing and slab construction.
Shopping from this ceramic brand is all the oomph your crockery cabinet needs.
Whether you’re looking to refresh your tableware or want to stock up on some accent platters, check out their Instagram handle.@terravidagoa
Price: Rs. 300 upwards
3. White Hill Studio
Have you always wanted to bring a bit of nature and mountains to your dinner table? Nandita Aron's White Hill Studio has you covered. Whether you’re looking to shop a dinner set for a sit-down meal or serving platters for your next soirée, this popular ceramic brand is replete with pretty-looking designs.
They also have a quirky range of baking dishes and platters that can brighten up any new kitchen. While their ‘Midnight in Mashobra’ collection is ideal for date night, ‘Old English Garden’ would be our pick for a laid-back lunch. What we loved the most about this homegrown pottery brand is that every collection of theirs has a story to tell.
If you too are a sucker for ceramics that will stand the test of time, head over to their gorgeous Instagram page.@whitehillstudio
Price: Rs. 900 upwards
4. Ware Innovations
Founded by Yogita Agrawal, Ware Innovations is a famous ceramic brand that blends sculptural art and functional utility to create chic dinnerware and table essentials. As their brand name implies, they aim at giving an innovative twist to regular ceramicware.
Their collection is so pretty and aesthetically-designed that you will just want to sit and stare at it all day. Not to miss their pop colour tones. Think pink, blue and green. The form, finish and functionality of their collection can turn even a boring meal into an exciting one. In terms of dinnerware, you’ll find a whole lot of big plates, quarter plates and bowls while their swanky range of kitchenware is perfect for those who love entertaining.
We also loved their pre-set gift boxes which are ideal for all those last-minute birthday and anniversary presents. The best part is that they ship pan-India and guarantee break-free shipping.
Check out their Instagram page. It’s literally the gateway to make the kitchen of your dreams.@wareinnovations
Price: Rs. 500 upwards
5. Neerja International
In the razzmatazz ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur, you’ll find this famous pottery brand that is recognised for its striking blue pottery created by the artisans and craftsmen.
Neerja International is a popular pottery brand that not just supports blue pottery artisans but also gives them a platform to showcase their work. From intricate coaster sets to decorative platters, plates, table lamps, trays, tea-light holders and more, this brand will definitely leave you dumbstruck with their collection. Besides the inky blues, their range also features a hint of yellow and green. We also love the pretty patterns that are etched on every product. Think florals, peacocks and other nature-inspired themes.
If you’re looking to add an Indie-appeal to your home décor, we highly recommend Neerja International. Make sure you check out their living products too. It will give you plenty of reasons to mix-and-match your space with your tableware and kitchen accessories.@neerja_international
Price: Rs. 149 upwards
6. Lacuna: Pottery Studio
Lacuna: Pottery Studio is handcrafted in Goa by Tanushree Singh. It’s a very small business and that’s what we love about this ceramic brand. Since the company is operated single-handedly by just one woman, don’t expect to see a humongous range of products. The collection is limited and made in small batches.
Every ceramic piece has its own story to tell. Much of it is inspired from nuances of everyday life and nature. If you’re on the lookout for cute garden planters and everyday coffee tumblers and accessories, send them an enquiry on Instagram.@lacunastudiogoa
Price: Rs. 1,000 upwards
7. Curators of Clay
If you’re on the lookout for an Indie vintage pottery brand, check out Curators of Clay. Co-founded by Bhairavi Naik and Rohit Kulkarni, this pottery studio makes handmade, exquisite and functional ceramics for a myriad of uses. Whether you’re looking for a bowl to make your morning cereal look more glamorous or just want some fancy teapots, saucers, cups and quarter plates to grace your buffet table, their creations are truly one-of-a-kind.
They take utmost pride in making every product with “bare hands”, from the start to the finish and that’s what we adore about this ceramic brand. We’re also giving them brownie points for their cutesy packaging. It’s all out of recycled material. Good job, guys! @curatorsofclay
Price: Rs. 500 upwards
8. Rain & Peacock
Brainchild of couple Dhruv and Surbhi, Rain & Peacock is your ultimate destination for all things home and lifestyle. This Delhi-based brand does furniture, décor, table accessories, light fixtures, ceramicware and more. They believe in finding unique pieces that scream individuality. All the products you see in their collection is a result of their adventures around the globe.
Though the duo is well-settled in their respective jobs, their love for travel made them start this company. They handpick home décor pieces from around the globe and put it all together to create a personalised space for you. They just get one or two pieces of each product so that a customer is assured of its exclusivity. The only downside is that they’re priced a little on the higher side.
If you’re a fan of niche art and décor elements and want to splurge a little, you have to check out their page.@rainandpeacock
Price: On request
9. Studio Nendo
It’s not really a Japanese pottery brand, but it definitely has a Japanese name. Nendo refers to the sculpting of clay, and believe us, you’ll find an array of beautiful pieces in their collection. This Noida-based pottery brand makes investing in ceramics and tableware affordable. Their range is a sight to sore eyes and yet so functional. You won’t have to think twice before using their ramen bowls, plates, platters and mugs.
Brainchild of Srishti Sindhu, a graphic designer turned potter, Studio Nendo is definitely your destination for handmade artisanal pottery. Besides their table essentials, they also have a minimal range of kitchenware. From oil bottles to salt cellars, they stock them all.
We literally don’t mind spending all-day looking at their Instagram page.@studionendo
Price: Rs. 400 upwards
10. Freedom Tree
Your home is indeed your ‘happy place’. It is a reflection of your personal taste and lifestyle. With this brand ethos, Freedom Tree made their debut in the home décor, home furnishing and tableware space. Whether you’re looking to explore chic and contemporary ceramicware or functional and edgy furniture, this brand is sure to make everyday living beautiful.
Your first rendezvous with their table essentials and crockery will instantly charm you. While it’s minimal in appearance, the pop of colour gives it an element of quirk. Their ribbed salad bowls have our hearts. Also, each and every product you see on their website is designed and made in India.
So, if you’re in the mood to go #vocalforlocal, check out their stellar Instagram page.@freedomtreehome
Price: Rs. 500 upwards
This was our roundup of the top ceramicware brands and homegrown pottery brands in India. The next time you’re doing up your space or need some inspiration for your dinner table, you know where to shop.
If you’ve come across more such homegrown brands that hoard some chic ceramicware, give them a shoutout in the comments section below.