• Moments with tea

    One of our daily rituals at elph store is an afternoon cup of tea. One afternoon we stopped to think about this ritual and how beautiful tea mixed with beautiful ceramics impacts our other daily rituals. In this week's elph journal, Eloise ruminates on the place of tea in her life.

  • in the studio with ghost wares

    Ghost Wares is a Melbourne based ceramics studio with an emphasis on creating objects that are elegant but playful. Recently we asked Matthew to share a few insights into his practice.
  • How are handmade ceramics made? Part three: mould making

    Mould making is a common practice in studio pottery in Australia. Moulds allow ceramicists to create multiples of the same object, create specific parts of objects or to use as an alteration tool. 
  • How are handmade ceramics made? Part Two: hand-building

    Part 2: Hand-building Hand-building refers to a multitude of making techniques which predominately use hands to create. In contrast to throwing on...
  • How are handmade ceramics made? Part One: wheel thrown

    If you have ever found yourself lost in the world of Instagram pottery videos, there is a good chance that they have been someone throwing on the pottery wheel. During this process, the clay seems to effortlessly glide from shape to shape in the potter’s hands as it spins. 
  • in the studio with hayden youlley

    Hayden Youlley designs and produces handmade, functional homewares from his studio in Marrickville, Sydney. He has been working full time on Hayden Youlley Design for almost 7 years and continues to design and make his full range. Starting out with a weekly market, his work is now stocked Australia-wide. We stock his classic white paper series which has products ranging from coffee cups to plates, serving bowls to keep cups, ramekins to vases. We recently asked Hayden a few questions to shine some light on his process and design ethos. 
  • why buy handmade?

    Discover unique, handmade Australian ceramics to bring warmth, joy and touch back to your everyday rituals.  When you buy a hand crafted object...
  • the joy of a ceramic cup

    written by Eloise Rankine From left: Little White Dish, Holly Macdonald, Sandy Lockwood, elph ceramics, Angela Butler, Ghost Wares, Keepsake by S...