An Ethical Christmas List Part 3: Independent Ceramics

Is anyone else doing last minute Christmas present shopping?

I'm definitely not fully on top of the whole presents thing this year. I'm busy trying to buy presents for people I don't know too well or have very particular tastes all whilst trying to shop consciously and ethically. 

Don't get me wrong, I'm not perfect, I have bought a few things off amazon recently (please forgive me). 

Last week I wrote about the amazing people & products over at The Future Kept and this week I've found some great ceramics that if you're quick you can still get your hands on before Christmas.

I went to the Independent Ceramics Market hosted by The Hackney Flea Market last week and found amongst the throngs of people some lovely independent ceramicists.

There were too many stalls to choose from, I could have spent all my monies on all the things.

But, here are the ones that stood out the most to me. Check them out if you're looking for some last minute present ideas.

Melisa Dora  

I purchased this beautiful hand poured fig and cassis candle from Melisa in an equally beautiful handmade ceramic vessel that can be used long after the candle is gone! I love it so much I decided it would be a Christmas present to myself (that's a thing right?).

aliyah hussain jewellery

Aliyah Hussain

Aliyah makes these really unique pieces of jewellery that I love and they are SO affordable. She has a few of her necklaces in stock online and you can see if any of her stockists are near you on her website.

She also has lovely, enviable branding!

Miyu Kurihara

Regretfully I didn't actually buy anything from Miyu but I love her pieces. These lovely painted plates and also adorable ceramic brooches. All very unique and individual. They would make really nice little presents.


I hope this helped give you some ideas for your last minute Christmas Shopping!


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Until next time, go wildly & slow