ISSUE 10  |  California Cool

5 Favorites: Bohemian Modern Ceramic Bells

March 11, 2015 3:00 PM

BY Margot Guralnick

Ring in the spring (and some hippie vibes, too): Thanks to the current pottery renaissance, the handmade ceramic hanging bell is back.

Above: Talisman White Bells made by Beth Katz of Mt. Washington Pottery in LA. Inspiration: “I grew up in the 1970s hippie enclave of Topanga Canyon in Southern California,” says Katz. Go to Mt. Washington Pottery and More & Co. to see more of her talismans and bells.

Above: A hand-thrown stoneware Ceramic Bell by potter Jude Allman of Cowes, England. It’s 2.7 inches tall and available for £20 ($30) via Folksy (the British competition to Etsy). N.B.: Allman also sells some of her wares on Etsy.

Above: Tall Indigo-Striped Bells by Michelle Quan, reigning high priestess of the hanging bell, start at $185. They range from 6 1/2 to 13 inches tall. See more of Quan’s work at Ceramic Bells Inspired by Japanese Shrines and in her online shop, MQuan.

Above: From Etsy seller L and M Studio of Catskill, New York, Large Porcelain Bells, six inches in diameter, are $105 each.

Above: Brad Ford, a member of the Remodelista Designer Directory, commissioned this wall of ceramic wind chimes from Austin, Texas, artist Jennifer Pritchard for a porch room in the Hampton Designer Showhouse. Go to J. Pritchard Design to inquire about commissions. And see Gardenista’s 5 Favorites: Wind Chimes.

Go to Ceramics to see more of our handmade finds, including: