Earthy stoneware is a hit trend at Craftadian

Earthy stoneware is a hit trend at Craftadian

The popularity for handcrafted small-batch ceramics are growing as fast as their natural Pinterest perfect status on Instagram.

You see them in local, handmade boutiques across Ontario, artfully arranged in window displays and on shelves.

They can be spotted in the stylized pages of Chatalaine and Canadian Living, often paired with naturally cut cheese boards and potted succulents. Ceramics made by hand are everywhere!

Pinterest and Instagram boards alike are showing that people are moving back from slick and stainless steel to something warmer.

Perhaps nowhere is this more notable than Craftadian Hamilton Spring Market, taking place at McMaster Innovation Park on April 8th where there will be a number of potters from across Ontario including Hamilton, Laurel, Port Colbourne and Kitchener.

Katrina Vilks, made the jump to being a full-time ceramist a year ago, and she works from her basement studio in Hamilton.

“Demand for handmade ceramics is hot right now,” said Vilks, who makes a variety of stoneware in natural, rustic forms, often with textured clay speckled with gold flakes or marbling techniques.

Vilks joined her first Craftadian show last year, shortly after opening her Etsy account, and is now shipping her stoneware worldwide.

She produces cups, bowls and platters with marbleized glazes, earthy stoneware with lace patterns, and ivory-colored terrariums and garden labels.

His career has blossomed into a string of sales and products placements. Soon, Vilks Ceremics will be featured in the LCBO’s Vintages magazine, getting her stoneware shown to Canadian across the country.

Vilks’ collections of dinnerware and decorative objects is now introducing new tile pieces while maintaining a focus on handcrafted production.

For more information on Vilks Ceramics, click here or buy tickets to meet Katrina and other makers at Craftadian here.