Esko’s ceramic homewares blend chic aesthetic with humane endeavour
Mandy Simpson has created a line of ceramic pots that mix Japanese and Scandinavian influences and adheres to positive ethical standards.
Seeking clean and purity in her own home, Mandy was drawn to the aesthetic style of Northern European and Japanese design. She came up with the idea of ceramic pots as a way to blend functionality with crisp shapes and textures – creating two sizes of pot in clean white and earthy cinnamon. Perfect for storing the likes of team rice, pasta or noodles, Esko ceramic goods make for a great gift or a striking addition to your pantry or kitchen.
The pots and lids are wheel thrown, with handles being built and glazed by hand. Though minimalist in nature, Esko ceramic goods are earthy and boast a matte and textural outer glaze and a high gloss interior finish. Esko partners with organisations that preserve artisan skills within small communities. The first of the product lines has been designed in Sydney and made in collaboration with Indonesian ceramicists in Ubud. Throughout 2016 Esko is donating ten per cent of its profits to And Company Foundation Limited – a collective for Australian artists and makers.