I have been swooning over Meha Ceramics since first spotting them on Instagram over a year ago. The hand painted designs, earthy palette and unique shapes caught my eye. Collaborating with designer April Nickel gave me the chance to finally see her beautiful ceramics in person. They are even better in real life! The pieces are influenced by historical pottery from Native American, Mexican and East Indian cultures, among others. April’s inspirations are evident in her designs, elements like the minimal painting style seen on the Melancholy Face Dish and Faces Tumbler pictured above. As well as the neutral color palette seen throughout, and the footed details on the Ceremony Dish. To name a few.
After having her second daughter April was inspired to take a wheel throwing class, she dabbled with clay in both high school and college (Art Institute of Chicago) but never learned the wheel. Having children encouraged her to explore a creative field again, something that could be done from home, allowing April to spend more time with her family. Clay was the perfect medium and after taking the wheel class she never looked back. Meha was always used as a term of endearment by April and her closest friends, so she chose the name for her line.
Many of Aprils designs are one of a kind, all are small batch. One of my favorite things about handmade items is the possibility of singularity, knowing the piece is a limited work of art makes it so special. Her creations are also functional, like the adorable Resist Boob Ring Dishes or the Ceremony Dish (perfect for burning sage or palo santo). We are incredibly excited to welcome Meha Ceramics into the directory (and our home). Pictured are the Faces Tumbler, Melancholy Face dish, Resist Boob Ring Dish and Ceremony Dish.
*Meha Ceramic's entire site is currently on sale so its a great time to snag something special.