Porcelain Ware with an Organic Shape
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The porcelain ware of Montreal-based Ceramik B. , notable for its delicacy, just shot to the top of our wish list. Ceramicist Basma Osama has a vision all her own; her line of slipcast dishes have a simplicity that calls to mind natural forms (her butter dishes, for instance, resemble seed pods). "I am touched by lines, curves, textures, pebbles," she says. Even the names of the pieces—Belia, Sultan—are beautiful, reflecting her polyglot heritage. Originally from Egypt, she speaks French, Arabic, English, and Spanish. She recently released a line of eggshell-thin porcelain that recalls Eva Zeisel’s famous midcentury tea sets, but with an asymmetrical dash all her own (covered in StyleFiles by Canadian House and Home). The line is available through Made in Toronto; contact the company to order. Above: A stack of the Vizira side plates. Above: The Morjiana cups in white. Above: The Nouma salt-and-pepper shaker set fits together like a deviled egg. Osama says it was inspired by the relationship she has with her son. "When I created it, he was little, and would often nest in me." Above: The Wassi serving dish. Above: Osama's pieces are glazed inside for easy cleaning, and have a matte exterior finish. They are available in white, sage, cocoa, and crème.