We’ve recently added new glaze colours and decorative pieces to our curated collection of hand-thrown stoneware ceramics from Bristol-based studio JG Pottery.
Our new small-batch pottery collection includes bowls, mugs, beakers, vases and planters and have all been selected for their tactility and unique glazes. They fit perfectly with Homeward’s collection of new and vintage wares.
About JG Pottery
Each piece is thrown, turned and glazed by hand by potter Jim Green at his Bristol studio. His work is a modern and contemporary take on the classic British pottery of Denby and Hornsea and takes influence from Scandinavian and German ceramics of the 1960s and 70s.
I like that his work is influenced and inspired by this era. He clearly loves colour and texture, which you can see in his bands of coloured glazes, but Jim uses these in a more restrained way. His work has a pared down, modern rustic aesthetic rather than the crazy fat lava glazes on ceramics of the 1960s and 70s.
There’s something homely, tactile and familiar about Jim’s pottery. I’ve always loved the look and feel of stoneware, maybe because we had Purbeck Pottery and Denby around at Mum and Dad’s when I was growing up. There’s something reassuringly comfortable about holding one of Jim’s mugs.
How did the Homeward & JG Pottery collaboration begin?
I handpicked my first collection of Jim’s ceramics having seen his work online and took the opportunity to visit his old Brixton studio whilst on a decorating project in London.
It was a real treat to handpick the items from his studio shelves and garden workshop. I couldn’t help but notice his brilliant home: parquet flooring and modern open stairs, two features that felt quite familiar and nostalgic to me, having grown up in a 1960s bungalow. He had so much vintage stuff that I’d collected myself and sold at Homeward – Catherine Holm saucepans in the kitchen, Ercol chairs and Alan Wallwork tiles; it felt like there was a lot of common ground.
Homeward’s JG Pottery collection
The JG Pottery pieces are made from speckled white glazed stoneware dipped in three different glazes, resulting in graduated bands of colours that stretch around the simple sculptural forms.
The first is a unique colourway of glossy burnt umber with flashes of red, the second has fluctuating shades of blue and grey, and the third is a fresh minty green.
The mugs, bowls, planters and beakers are made from speckled white stoneware that is dipped in three different glazes, resulting in graduated bands of colours that stretch around the simple sculptural forms.
The first is a unique colourway of glossy burnt umber with flashes of red, the second has fluctuating shades of blue and grey, and the third is blue-green and pale blue.
JG Pottery stoneware bowls
Jim and I have been discussing a shallow, wider-shaped pasta bowl, which I used to stock at Homeward, having sourced it from my favourite French supplier of vintage pottery tableware. Because it was vintage, I couldn’t guarantee I’d get exactly the same shape again, so I’m really pleased that Jim was able to come up with this new form.
The wide and shallow bowls are very versatile – perfect for pasta, stews, crumbles and custards, or a serving bowl for side dishes.
JG Pottery stoneware vases
Homeward’s vase collection includes three sculptural forms: Stubb, Bloem and Bottle.
I like the simple bold shapes of Jim’s vases. They can hold their own placed amongst a group or can become striking pieces on their own, with great silhouettes. Experiment with stems of dried flowers, grasses and feathers or leave empty and unhindered. They would look beautiful sitting in a contemporary interior or amongst your favourite collectables.
JG Pottery stoneware beakers
These little beakers sit nicely in your hand and are a very versatile drinking vessel – perfect for a shorter coffee like a flat white and equally good for beer or wine.
JG Pottery stoneware mugs
A favourite mug is an important part of slowing down and enjoying simple pleasures. We use these at home for our first coffee of the day and also our last cosy drink before bed!
JG Pottery stoneware planters
A vibrant green dipped glaze planter with white drip tray. I’m mesmerized by the zingy white glowing drip line where the green meets the white. A perfect pot for setting off your plants in style.
Shop the collection: Stoneware Planter with Drip Tray
We look forward to seeing how you style your ceramics in your own homes. Don’t forget to share your photos with us on Instagram at @homewardinteriors and use the hashtags #JGStudio and #HomewardInteriors.