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Carolina Silva and Dorotea Ceramics

by Grace Bonney

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Whenever I get a product recommendation from someone who works in the food world, I get excited. Mainly because that sort of praise often comes with a real-life use and testing you don’t always get from other sources. These beautiful tabletop ceramics are the work of ceramicist Carolina Silva, a friend of food writer, stylist and photographer Aran Goyoaga. I’ve been a fan of Aran’s work and her blog for a long time (I love the way she always makes food look colorful and fresh), so when she recommends someone’s tabletop craft, I pay attention.

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Originally from Spain, Carolina now lives and works in Seattle. Her work ranges from beautiful textured tabletop designs for retail to more dramatic fine art pieces that are displayed in museums like the Seattle Art Museum. This tabletop range that Aran photographed for Carolina is so full of detail. I love the little floral touches here and there and the fine etching details. These are the sorts of pieces that I’d of course be happy to see en masse, but I really love the idea of having one or two treasured pieces that you can use for everyday occasions. This year I really learned to enjoy using “special” dishes and ceramics for everyday meals (Thank you, Julia), and these pieces by Carolina feel like just the type of pieces that would make a weekday breakfast feel special. Thanks so much to Aran for these beautiful photos. You can view more of Carolina’s work here or see it in person at her show tonight (6-9 pm) at The London Plane in Seattle (a beautiful market/flower shop/restaurant). xo, grace

Click through for more images of Carolina’s work after the jump!

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