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Organic Porcelain Ware from Montreal

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Organic Porcelain Ware from Montreal

April 28, 2014

“I am touched by lines, curves, textures, pebbles,” says Montreal-based ceramicist Basma Osama of Ceramik B. Osama makes tableware notable for its natural forms and delicacy. Her slipcast butter dishes, for instance, resemble seed pods. Meanwhile, the names of the pieces–Belia, Sultan–reflect her polyglot heritage. Originally from Egypt, Osama speaks French, Arabic, English, and Spanish. Her line of eggshell-thin porcelain recalls Eva Zeisel’s famous midcentury tea sets, but with an asymmetrical dash all her own (covered in StyleFiles by Canadian House and Home). The line is available for purchase through the artist’s website. 

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Above: A stack of the Vizira side plates made of porcelain.

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Above: The Morjiana cups in white.

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Above: The Nouma salt-and-pepper shaker set fits together like a deviled egg. Osama says it was inspired by the relationship she has with her son. “When I created it, he was little, and would often nest in me.”

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Above: The Wassi serving dish.

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Above: Osama’s pieces are glazed inside for easy cleaning, and have a matte exterior finish. They are available in white, sage, cocoa, and créme.

For an overview of our ceramics finds, browse our Photo Gallery, and don’t miss our posts about Lenneke Wispelwey’s Pastel Pottery and A Ceramic Artist’s Enviable Life on the Scottish Coast. See Gardenista, for standout Pots & Planters.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on January 26, 2012 as part of our issue, The Rustic Life.

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