Monday, March 14, 2011

Trend Alert: White Hot Ceramics

Simplistic, elegant white ceramics are a huge trend for spring! We've noticed them popping up at all of our favorite stores, including West Elm, Anthropologie, and Etsy. Many of these simplistic pieces include a sweet message or poetry either stamped or painted onto them. I am LOVING this unexpected detail!

This adorable "Musings Bowl" is from poet and ceramicist Kylie Johnson's collection for Anthropologie. I love the combination of meaningful words against delicate ceramics.

This ring bearer bowl from Paloma's Nest is another beautiful example of how well ceramics and meaningful phrases can be combined.

Pigeon Toe specializes in creating heirlooms for the modern home. I love the unexpected pop of color inside these tumblers.

Even mainstream West Elm is adopting this white hot trend. I love the fun, whimsy spin they add to the trend.

While all of the above pieces are amazing, they can also be a bit pricey. Why not create something just as fabulous yourself?! Our new Duncan Oh Four Bisque Organic Vases would look GORGEOUS painted in our White Satin Glaze.

It's never been so easy to be on trend! Your friends will be so impressed by your chic new home decor accents, and even more so when they realize you made them yourself!

Friday, January 14, 2011

New Year, New Duncan Oh Four Bisque!

Happy 2011! I realize this is a bit late, but I feel like I'm just beginning to crawl out of the holiday fog. To me, it's still Christmas until the 12th day of Christmas (which was last Thursday). No judgement, please. After that it takes me a few days to take down the decorations and get over my post-holiday blues. But here I am! I'm done mourning the Christmas lights and wonderful smelling Christmas tree, and I'm ready to get on with 2011. 2010 was a great year (largely due to the birth of my wonderful niece Sophie) but I have a feeling 2011 is going to be even better!
2011's off to a great start here at iLoveToCreate with 24 new Duncan Oh Four Bisque Designs! Here's a look at some of my favorite new designs:
New Cupcake Bank, Cupcake Cookie Jar, and Cupcake Dinner Plate
New Chef Soup Bowl, Chef Sandwich Plate, and Chef Soup and Cracker Mug
Everyone knows I have a small obsession with cupcakes, so of course I LOVE these three new designs. I may be biased because I helped design them, but I know you're going to love them too! I can't wait to paint a "Happy Birthday Sophie!" plate. My Mom has a birthday plate that she made at Color Cafe a loooooong time ago, and she still brings it out for all of our birthdays. I always feel so special when I'm eating off the birthday girl plate! I also love the additions to the Chef Collection. Aren't they clever?! I can't wait to use the Chef Soup Bowl and Sandwich plate. On a wintry day nothing tastes better than grilled cheese and tomato soup. Mmmm now I'm hungry... Make sure to visit to check out all 24 new Duncan Oh Four Bisque designs and to learn how to create the above projects and all the others featured in the new bisque brochure!