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Ceramic Inspiration: A Mother's Day Gift Guide

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Ceramics are having such a moment in 2018, I love that all these talented makers are gaining more and more recognition and appreciation for their beautiful work. With Mother's Day coming up it got me thinking that ceramics are perfect for the occasion, lending themselves so well to the ideas of gathering, family, sharing and life's simple pleasures. Ceramic dishes, jugs and bowls have been passed down in my family over several generations and I love to think of how they've been used and treasured over many years and on many tables.

On my travels around Etsy I've spotted some gorgeous mugs and dishes, along with ceramic jewellery, planters, wall decor, yarn bowls, spoons, teapots and even sweet little fox figurines. Whether you're looking for minimalist and modern, charming and quirky, or soft and feminine, you'll find something here to spark some gift inspiration.

Leave the big stores to do their thing this Mother's Day and discover something heartfelt and handmade on Etsy.

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These ceramic statement necklaces capture those pretty pink clay colours which I can't get enough of. Find these beauties and more earthy treasures at the brilliantly named hernameismud on Etsy.

A gorgeous teapot and a piece of art in it's own right. Visit IllyriaPottery on Etsy to see more of Katie Coston's beautiful work and learn about The 1000 Mugs Project.

This pretty hand painted planter reminds me of desert sunset. It comes with the perfectly matched cactus too! Check out the range of stylish ceramic and cactus combos over at TierraSolStudio on Etsy.

The organic, rounded shapes of Monstera leaves are so popular right now. Here they are captured perfectly in these sweet ceramic ring dishes by North Carolina based LaurenSumnerPottery on Etsy.

Did you have a crafty gift in mind? I've been enjoying some crochet recently and came across this beautifully sweet and simple ceramic yarn bowl from the talented KaraLeighFord on Etsy.

I'm always amazed at Etsy makers' skill and imagination in upcycling! These earrings are crafted from vintage china by materialandmovement on Etsy, such a heartfelt and nostalgic gift for the vintage lover.

I love the wabi-sabi style of this ceramic teapot by KaraLeighFord on Etsy, perfect for bringing earthy charm and texture to a tea-lovers kitchen or table.

Dock6PotteryandTile on Etsy make these stunning cracked glaze ceramic coasters which resemble other-wordly geode slices. Gorgeous on a coffee table or mount them on the wall as little squares of art.

Are you shopping for an adventure lover, or do you have childhood memories of holidays spent in a sweet old caravan? These quirky ceramic planters by JulieRichardCeramist are sure to raise a smile.

These handmade ceramic hanging decorations from hermnameismud on Etsy make a sweet and versatile gift. They put me in mind of little half moons, hearts or tulip flowers and the colours are just right for Mother's Day.

This beautifully crafted ceramic llama is proud of his job as yarn-keeper. If you're searching for a gift for a quirky craft lover you can't go past Barruntando on Etsy. Many items in the store are on sale right now for your Mother's Day shopping.

I'm charmed by the organic shapes and carefully painted pattens of these ceramic spoons by hernameismud on Etsy. Hand formed ceramics show a human touch and make a lovely gift.

This hand painted ceramic moon phase wall hanging brings a touch of glamour with it's marbling, tassel and gold. Choose from a range of colours at JasminBlancBoutique on Etsy for a truly unique gift.

These cute ceramic dresser vases by JulieRichardCeramist on Etsy have totally captured my imagination, I'd love to plant one with a flowering cactus! Available in two sizes and hand painted with love.

In pursuit of happiness...this handmade ceramic bead necklace is available at thepursuits on Etsy. The desert colours and speckled stoneware make for the perfect combination.

Barruntando on Etsy has a style all of it's own and I can't get enough, where else can you find beautiful ceramic arctic foxes! Browse through their sweet and quirky range and see what catches your eye. Barruntando are currently offering special discounts for Mother's Day!

'Limit everything to the essential, but do not remove the poetry' - Dieter Rams.

This philosophy is captured so well in these serenely minimalist coffee mugs by German Etsy store NOTONKeramik.

These hand thrown stoneware nibble bowls are available in Sunset Pink, Duck Egg Blue or Aqua Green. Take your pick at KaraLeighFord on Etsy.

These painterly ceramic spoons have such a lovely shape and texture. Available as part of the beautiful range at KaraLeighFord on Etsy.

Yes you are correct, this is a pillow coffee mug. The sentiment, the comfort, the little gold dots, what more could you ask for? Shop this sweet gift and more at OlisCupboard on Etsy.

These earrings are perfectly faded by time and a past life as ceramic tableware. Check out more upcycled genius at materialandmovement on Etsy.

Seeking a ceramic gift for the paper and stationery lover? These wonderful 'paper' ceramic cups with gold painted folding lines are just the ticket, available at pangziceramics on Etsy.

I have a collection of lemon juicers which I have gathered over the years, and I must say this is a pretty one! Click to shop the elegant and perfectly balanced ceramics at KaraLeighFord on Etsy.

Happiness in a pot. These rainbow painted planters are a ray of sunshine, and the whole range at LunaReece on Etsy is just as fresh and lovely.

In search of the perfect's a fine contender from NOTONKeramik on Etsy. Described as having an 'organic and hand-flattering shape' - I think I'm sold.

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