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Drawing on Ceramic: Charlotte Macey

Is there such a thing as modern country?  Can the countryside be modern?  One sounds like the antithesis of the other when I say it out loud.   Anywho, I recently discovered Charlotte Macey’s hand illustrated ceramic tableware line, whose tabletop items lovingly characterize modern-country.

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What is her inspiration? Her picturesque environment.

Charlotte’s studio is based in the Cotswold countryside in the UK- think rolling green hillsides, scenic towns, thatched roof cottages, sheep- that kind of environment.  These picture-perfect surroundings of the countryside is where she crafts a variety of textiles and ceramic items for the home- Charlotte also pens a sweet blog called Stitch Tales that gives readers and inside peek at her illustrations and new products.

I am developing an appreciation for illustration on ceramics and I think Charlotte does a great job applying her quirky, stick characters and objects to mugs, jugs, egg cups and all sorts of linens.

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I don’t think I would want an entire set of hand illustrated chickens, but I certainly see how an object here or there could be fun to mix and match with other collections of dishes on the table.  However, now that I think of it, the chicken egg cups are rather cute- (Chickens and eggs do go rather well together).

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I am particularly charmed by her house illustrations-  I could see pairing a set of house mugs or egg cups on a rustic wood table and contrast them with a pop of colourful geometric napkins or stoneware plates.

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Photo Source: Charlotte Macey 

You can find Charlotte’s ceramics on sites such as Notonthehighstreet and on her Etsy shop.

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