The striking ceramics of Danu

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I recently discovered, and may now have a slight obsession for, Danu Ceramics.

Danu’s founder Ruth Power, who I discovered through her Instagram, says she’s inspired by ‘travels, nature, wanderlust, antiquated trade routes and our home country of Ireland. I’ll sing from that hymn sheet please.

Dipping bowls – from €12

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Ruth makes all of her ceramics in Dublin and believes that ‘objects created from clay should retain a natural quality…with evidence of being made by human hands‘.

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Coconut bowls €20

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Turquoise Succulent Planters – from €20

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Porcelain bowls – from €12

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Danu ceramics have a natural, organic feel, tying in with the ancient Zen Buddhist philosophy of Wabi-sabi (侘寂), which, as Ruth says, ‘values the imperfect, the handmade and the simple’.

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Browse Danu’s collection on Etsy.

Jenna

All images are copyright of Danu.