Our current craze in Singapore? Ceramics. These handmade creations are simply stunning in their imperfections.
Confession: it’s been hard to shake off images of the movie Ghost and that iconic pottery scene. But thanks to some of Singapore’s hip makers, ceramics are cool again. Pottery workshops are popping up all over the island and ceramic studios are seeing a major rise in popularity. Get in on this trend by picking up tableware from the best ceramic stores in Singapore.
Where to buy ceramics in Singapore
1. Messy Hands Pottery Studio
In an effort to make local pottery accessible to the community, Messy Hands houses masterpieces by Singaporean talents. You’ll find an array of pottery with distinctive styles for different design preferences here. The studio also provides custom-made services, so you can personalise creations of your choice. From affordable to high-end, the range of quality ceramics covers it all.
Messy Hands Pottery Studio, #02-03, AZ @ Paya Lebar, 140 Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 409015
2. Mud Rock Ceramics
A little bird once told us that this is where the best restaurateurs shop for gorgeous plates. The studio makes some of the most stunning, one-of-a-kind ceramics we’ve ever seen. Every single piece is personally moulded, trimmed, glazed, fired and sanded to perfection. You won’t find similar ones elsewhere, as the glazes used are made from scratch using raw minerals to achieve colours and textures that can only be found here.
Mud Rock Ceramics, 85 Maude Road, Singapore 208357
3. Ceramic Loft
Ceramic Loft has a unique range of handmade and bespoke bowls, plates, vessels, decor and art pieces you’ll want to own. We love how this store strongly believes in the meaning and colour choice behind each creation. With products by over 15 artists, you’ll be spoilt for choice. We especially love the ocean wave teapot with an unconventional handle and the standing bowl candle holder – ideal for lovely table decor.
Ceramic Loft, available online
4. Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle
This is a cultural gem formed by a group of local clay artists. It features a copious range of Peranakan plates, tableware, baking dishes and even outdoor pots to spruce up your collection. Swing by to shop for handmade pottery by Singaporean artists! Check out the leaf series where you’ll find glazed plates and jugs perfect for that botanical aesthetic. Or sign up for the pottery workshops… and visit Singapore’s oldest dragon kiln while you’re at it.
Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle, available online and at 85 Lorong Tawas Singapore 639823
5. Eat and Sip
Everything from Eat and Sip sparks a whole lotta joy! As travellers who decided to make more meaningful purchasing decisions, the good folks behind this local label are responsible for curating unique, handmade tableware and ceramics. If you want to own a stunning piece by small-batch artisans from around the world, this store will put a big smile on your face. We love that they take an extra effort to celebrate the hands that made the piece, giving us insight into the artisans.
Eat and Sip, available online and at #09-11A, 50 Gambas Crescent, Singapore 757022
6. Jeanette Adrienne Wee
Jeanette of Adrienne Ceramics makes pottery cool. Not only does she craft gorgeous creations, she also offers classes on handmade ceramics at her studio (it’s not as easy as it looks!). Just check her out on Instagram to see what we’re talking about.
7. Huls Gallery
Amidst all the bustling restaurants and bars in Duxton Hill, you’ll find a quiet gallery dedicated to fine Japanese craftsmanship. Drop by for a stunning curation of crockery, boxes and other lifestyle objects that walk the line between art and functionality. Most of the collection features luxurious creations by artisans who experiment by introducing rare materials with ceramics. You’ll also find wooden, lacquerware and glassware here.
Huls Gallery, available online and at 24 Duxton Hill, Singapore 08960
We’re suckers for a good backstory and Supermama has that in spades. Its name is a dedication to the founder’s wife, who quit her job to support his dreams. Clearly, the sacrifice paid off. Today, the tranquil store has earned a loyal local following and a rep as one of the coolest sources for Singapore souvenirs in the form of ceramics. Whatever crockery you go with, you’re bound to leave with an exquisite find.
Supermama, available online
A collab between product designers and young ceramic artists, Ohleafsg offers contemporary ceramics created using traditional techniques. Browse through decorative vases in different styles, tableware (spoons, cups and cheese boards), and teaware.
Ohleafsg, available online
This studio makes our pottery dreams come true. We have to talk about the breathtaking Bronze Collection: glazed in beautiful antique-style brass and bronze, these are available in stunning vases. We love the attention to detail – purchase a piece and it’ll come well-wrapped in a Furoshiki bag. If you’re keen to learn the art, the store currently offers a five-week ceramic course that teaches you the foundation of wheel-throwing.
Ves.studio, 75 Jalan Kelabu Asap, Singapore 278268 (by appointment only)
Stock up on beautiful tableware and decor at these ceramics stores in Singapore!