ceramics

Interview: Elke Lucas Ceramics

August

The Slowpoke: ELKE LUCAS CERAMICS // Photo by Lillie Thompson Marrying into a family of potters, it’d be hard not to be influenced with dreams of working with clay. Likewise, residing in the peaceful surrounds of NSW’s Sunshine Coast it’s almost a given to let nature take it’s due course as an influence over creative work. It’s these paths that have led to the natural and minimal ceramics of Elke Lucas. 
Interview: Elke Lucas Ceramics
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CLAY FOR NEPAL

May

The Slowpoke: CLAY FOR NEPAL Whether it has happened to a small town, a region, a state or country, there’s nothing to like about a natural disaster. One thing that does result from such devastation though, time and again, is the ability of people to gather together, as communities both near and far rally together to do what they can to help.
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OTIS + OTTO

December

The Slowpoke: OTIS + OTTO Every year we arrive at this time, just a few weeks before Christmas, and – for the minimal presents we do actually buy – begin the hunt around for good local, handmade and quality gifts that have a lot of heart in them. This year we’ve found Otis & Otto. An online store filled with a carefully curated selection of gifts that tick all of those boxes. With the work of plenty of talented Australian makers (and a
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ROYALTY NATIVE

November

The Slowpoke: ROYALTY NATIVE Small-batch and handmade are two values we hold dear here at The Slowpoke. Items for our lifestyles that are made with quality not quantity in mind, with sustainability in mind, and that are perhaps often perfectly imperfect. New online store Royalty Native shares these values. The new store has started its journey with an array of items made in Australia by talented makers. Products range from stoneware cups and vessels made by Takeawei in Melbourne, Vic, to Bahen &
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INTERVIEW: SHIKO

October

The Slowpoke: INTERVIEW: SHIKO Though you wouldn’t know it from her affinity and talent for ceramics, Sophie Harle only just, a few short years ago, began to follow her long-held dream of creating ceramics full-time, when she launched Shiko. After a decade working in PR and market research, four years ago financial pressure to work a “regular job” eased up and she threw herself into throwing. Sophie makes the kind of earthy, honest and homely ceramics that make you want to eat every
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