Skip to main content

Modern Ceramics

MODERN STYLE
MODERN STYLE

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany. Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

Applied Filters888 results
Style:Modern
644
181
63
to
17
Item Location
536
276
2,247
897
559
286
181
707
3
69
78
848
119
65
41
23
888
519
726
578
228
208
146
114
47
44
20
17
17
Jaime Hayon Contemporary Glazed Ceramic Vase Decorative Object Blue
Located in Milan, IT
Jaime Hayon designed Happy Susto collection in 2017. Charming piece of ceramic that converts a funny Yeti into a vase. "You can put plants in the head so that it looks like it has h...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

21st Century Light Grey Candlestick by Ceramica Gatti, designer A. Anastasio
Located in Faenza, IT
Made in Italy candlestick, in light grey matt color, this pottery peace was designed by Andrea Anastasio at the historical Bottega Cercamica Gatti 1928 in Faenza, Italy, specialized ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Mezcal Vessel by Rodrigo Lobato Yáñes
Located in Geneve, CH
Mezcal vessel by Rodrigo Lobato Yáñes Dimensions: H 5.2'' x W 3.6'' x D 3.6" Materials: Slip casting, glazing and single firing process Platalea studio was born out of a passion...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Irena Pop Ceramic Sculpture by Malwina Konopacka
Located in Geneve, CH
Irena pop ceramic sculpture by Malwina Konopacka Unique sculpture Materials: Ceramic, sgraffito pink, yellow glaze Dimensions: D 20, H 22 cm Also available: Candy IRENA has ...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Radicchio Hand Painted Ceramic Aperitivo Leaf Plate
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
This stunning collection is totally handmade and hand painted in Italy.    
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Delft Westraven Rotterdam Holland Ceramic Pottery Tile
Located in Studio City, CA
A colorful tile made by Delft in the Netherlands. Stamped "Westraven, Holland" on the verso. Dimensions: 6.1" high, 6.1" wide, .5" deep.
Category

20th Century Dutch Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Earthenware Pasta Bowl with Interpretations of Traditional Creamware
Located in London, GB
Indigo Storm, 1882 Ltd. with Faye Toogood. Faye Toogood’s range of ceramic designs for 1882 Ltd. celebrates the accidental beauty of natural imperfections. Indigo Storm is a bold int...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Contemporary Earthenware Salad Plate with Classic Tones of English Delftware
Located in London, GB
Indigo Rain, 1882 Ltd. with Faye Toogood. Designer Faye Toogood’s addition to her range of ceramic designs for 1882 Ltd. puts a fresh spin on the forms and traditions of English crea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Contemporary Earthenware Jug with Interpretation of Traditional Creamware Forms
Located in London, GB
Indigo Storm, 1882 Ltd. with Faye Toogood. Faye Toogood’s range of ceramic designs for 1882 Ltd. celebrates the accidental beauty of natural imperfections. Indigo Storm is a bold int...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Lamp Alexandrine Hand Sculpted by Hermine Bourdin
Located in Geneve, CH
Lamp Alexandrine hand sculpted by Hermine Bourdin Unique Dimensions: H 31,5 x W 26 cm Materials: Sandstone All lamps could be wired according to each country. In my work I...
Category

2010s French Modern Ceramics

Materials

Sandstone

Fine Bone China Bowl Slip-Cast Hand Carved Plaster Models
Located in London, GB
Crockery White, 1882 Ltd. with Max Lamb. A collection of fine bone china tableware slip-cast from plaster models carved by hand, with glazed interior for functionality and raw exteri...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Set of 2 Cups by Craig Barrow
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 cups by Craig Barrow Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 5.5cm Volume approximate: 50ml Materials: Slip cast porcelain shot cups, Internally glazed Variations: Black porcelain, black...
Category

2010s German Modern Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

Ceramic Lamp by Olivia Cognet
Located in Geneve, CH
Ceramic lamp by Olivia Cognet Materials: Ceramic Dimensions: H around 37-47 cm tall Each of Olivia’s handmade creations is a unique work of art, the snapshot of a precious mome...
Category

2010s American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Sandstone Marceline Hand Sculpted by Hermine Bourdin
Located in Geneve, CH
Sandstone marceline hand sculpted by Hermine Bourdin Unique Dimensions: H 24 x W 22 cm Materials: Sandstone In my work I’m trying to represent women who are free, who are gene...
Category

2010s French Modern Ceramics

Materials

Sandstone

21st Century Italy Red Fox Sculpture Ceramica Gatti designer A. Anastasio
Located in Faenza, IT
21st century red fox sculpture by Ceramica Gatti, Italy. Unique piece made in Italy, this pottery piece was designed by Andrea Anastasio at the historical Bottega Ceramica Gatti 1928...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Abstract Sitting Nude Ceramic Sculpture, Unknown, 1960s
Located in Budapest, HU
Abstract sitting nude ceramic sculpture, unknown, 1960s.
Category

1960s Vintage Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Earthenware Bowl with Interpretations of Traditional Creamware Forms
Located in London, GB
Indigo Storm, 1882 Ltd. with Faye Toogood. Faye Toogood’s range of ceramic designs for 1882 Ltd. celebrates the accidental beauty of natural imperfections. Indigo Storm is a bold int...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Large Salmon Vase
Located in Geneve, CH
Salmon vase by Doa Ceramics Dimensions: 12" Materials: Ceramic. Technique: Hand-crafted. Freeform. Glazed.     
Category

2010s Turkish Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Pillar Stool, Brown, Short by Milan Pekař
Located in Geneve, CH
Pillar stool - Brown - Short by Milan Pekar Dimensions: D 22 x H 30, 35, 28 cm Materials: Glaze, Clay Hand-crafted in the Czech Republic Also Available: different colors, hei...
Category

2010s Czech Modern Ceramics

Materials

Clay

European Studio Ceramicist, Unique Bowl in Glazed Ceramics, 1980s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
European studio ceramicist. Unique bowl in glazed ceramics. Beautiful glaze in light blue shades, 1980s. Measures: 15 x 7.5 cm. In very good condition. Signed.
Category

1980s Unknown Vintage Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Mirror, Handmade Crochet in Stoneware, Acrylic, Cotton Limited Edition
By iota
Located in Tel Aviv, IL
Iota X Abs Objects - Large basket Crochet basket with rope handle and stoneware beads. Our collaboration was born early March 2020. While trying to figure out life in the shade o...
Category

2010s Israeli Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Cotton, Acrylic

Coa Decorative Vase, Black White Round Vase, Contemporary Design Ceramic Jar
Located in Porto, PT
Coa decorative vase, black white round vase, contemporary design ceramic jar Coa decorative ceramic vase offers a minimal yet luxury silhouette design. A classic black and white v...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Fragile Structure#10 Norihiko Terayama Berndt Friberg
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
This series is made up of some glass and some ceramic works. These works are highly unique form and looking. Norihiko Terayama created them from damaged vases, coffee cups and so on....
Category

2010s Japanese Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Aniela Pop Ceramic Sculpture, Candy by Malwina Konopacka
Located in Geneve, CH
Miki pop ceramic sculpture - Mushroom by Malwina Konopacka Unique sculpture ( Molded and Painted by Hand ) Materials: Ceramics, pink glaze / sgraffito denim Dimensions: D30 cm ...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Fine Bone China Mug Slip-Cast Hand Carved Plaster Models
Located in London, GB
Crockery White, 1882 Ltd. with Max Lamb. A collection of fine bone china tableware slip-cast from plaster models carved by hand, with glazed interior for functionality and raw exteri...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Iza Mug by Rodrigo Lobato Yáñes
Located in Geneve, CH
Iza mug by Rodrigo Lobato Yáñes Dimensions: H 4" x W 5.2" x D 5.2" Materials: Slip casting, glazing and single firing process Platalea studio was born out of a passion for both ...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Sand Large Basket Handmade Crochet in Stoneware, Acrylic, Cotton Limited Edition
By iota
Located in Tel Aviv, IL
Iota X Abs Objects - Large basket Crochet basket with rope handle and stoneware beads. Our collaboration was born early March 2020. While trying to figure out life in the shade o...
Category

2010s Israeli Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Acrylic, Cotton

Signed Luna Garcia Pottery 1992, Ebony black Ceramic
By Luna Garcia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Modernist handmade and signed matte black by California artist Luna Garcia.
Category

20th Century American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Bone China Cereal Bowl with 22-Carat Gold and Black Decals
Located in London, GB
Lustre, 1882 Ltd. with Bethan Gray. Lustre, conceived by award-winning designer Bethan Gray uses a fine bone china body paired with 22-carat gold and black decals, and finished with ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Bruno Gambone Ceramic/Pottery Bottle/ Vase Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great sweet vase/bottle by the well known artist Bruno Gambone . signed and Italy in bottom.
Category

1960s Italian Vintage Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Large Pod Vessel 02 by Jan Ernst
Located in Geneve, CH
Large Pod vessel 02 by Jan Ernst Dimensions: Height 35 cm Also available in Height 25 cm. Materials: White stoneware, terracotta, glazed Also available in unglazed. Jan Ernst’...
Category

2010s South African Modern Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware, Terracotta

Whole Terracotta Les Inseparables Vase by Lea Ginac
Located in Geneve, CH
Whole terracotta Les Inseparables vase by Lea Ginac Limited edition of 2 Dimensions: Diameter 33 x height 34 cm Materials: Chamotte earth in white or terracotta Technique: Hand...
Category

2010s French Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Terracotta

Terracotta Les Inseparables Flower Vase by Lea Ginac
Located in Geneve, CH
Terracotta Les Inseparables flower vase by Lea Ginac Limited Edition of 2. Dimensions: D 15 x W 20 x H 26 cm Materials: Chamotte earth in white or terracotta Technique: Hand-mod...
Category

2010s French Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay

Senska Decorative Ceramic Vase, Bauhaus Unique Inspiration with an Artistic Vibe
Located in Porto, PT
Senska decorative ceramic vase, Bauhaus unique inspiration with an artistic vibe Senska decorative ceramic vase is a special decor edition by ACH. A luxury decor series inspired b...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Large Contemporary Ceramic Black Hexagon Planter
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large contemporary ceramic black hexagon planter for indoor and outdoor use, in specific climates. Not meant for outdoor winter use. Custom hexagon water tray included with purchase ...
Category

2010s American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Radicchio Handpainted Ceramic Tray Made in Italy
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
This stunning colelction is totally handmade and hanpainted in Italy.        
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

"Impertinent Rooster" Massive Ceramic Sculpture by Salvatore Fiume
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Salvatore Fiume (1915-1997) was a fascinating and relentlessly inventive Italian artist and writer, a larger-than-life figure who worked in a surrealist idiom, creating fantastic pai...
Category

1950s Italian Vintage Modern Ceramics

Materials

Earthenware

Earthenware Salad Plate with Interpretations of Traditional Creamware
Located in London, GB
Indigo Storm, 1882 Ltd. with Faye Toogood. Faye Toogood’s range of ceramic designs for 1882 Ltd. celebrates the accidental beauty of natural imperfections. Indigo Storm is a bold int...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Peel Vessel by Rodrigo Lobato Yáñes
Located in Geneve, CH
Peel vessel by Rodrigo Lobato Yáñes Dimensions: H 4.2'' x W 3.7'' x D 3.7" Materials: Slip casting, glazing and single firing process Platalea studio was born out of a passion f...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Sandstone Marianne Hand Sculpted by Hermine Bourdin
Located in Geneve, CH
Sandstone Marianne hand sculpted by Hermine Bourdin Unique Dimensions: W 27 x H 30 cm Materials: Sandstone In my work I’m trying to represent women who are free, who are genero...
Category

2010s French Modern Ceramics

Materials

Sandstone

Contemporary Earthenware Dinner Plate, Interpretation of Traditional Creamware
Located in London, GB
Indigo Storm, 1882 Ltd. with Faye Toogood. Faye Toogood’s range of ceramic designs for 1882 Ltd. celebrates the accidental beauty of natural imperfections. Indigo Storm is a bold int...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Bertoncello Ceramiche Italia Vintage Vase in Colored and Glazed Clay
Located in Prato, Tuscany
Particular and original ceramic vase; it is made of clay and finished with a special glazing that makes the object unusual and particular; the vase has an organic shape that emphasiz...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Clay

Ceramic Large Lamp by Olivia Cognet
Located in Geneve, CH
Ceramic large lamp by Olivia Cognet Materials: Ceramic Dimensions: H around 50-60 cm tall Each of Olivia’s handmade creations is a unique work of art, the snapshot of a preciou...
Category

2010s American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Large Contemporary Glazed Terracotta Ceramic Hexagon Planter
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large contemporary ceramic glazed terracotta hexagon planter for indoor and outdoor use, in specific climates. Not meant for outdoor winter use. Custom water tray included with purch...
Category

2010s American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Black and White Contemporary Vase, Artistic Design Jar W/ Bauhaus Design Style
Located in Porto, PT
Black and white contemporary vase, artistic design jar W/ Bauhaus Design Style Senska decorative ceramic vase is a special decor edition by ACH. A luxury decor series inspired by...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Vase 0022 Grès Roux Chamotté by Marta Dervin
Located in Geneve, CH
Vase 0022 Grès Roux Chamotté by Marta Dervin Dimensions: ø7 x H 27-31 cm Materials: Stoneware Marta Dervin works with stoneware and porcelain that she shapes by hand to create s...
Category

2010s French Modern Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

OKO Colbalt Ceramic Vase by Malwina Konopacka
Located in Geneve, CH
OKO colbalt ceramic vase by Malwina Konopacka Materials: Ceramic Dimensions: ø 19 x 42 cm It was first presented in 2014 as part of Tokyo Designers Week and has since had numero...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Waylande Gregory White and Gold Ceramic Bowl with Lid
Located in Houston, TX
A modern decorative white and gold ceramic lidded bowl. This unusual piece is a lovely catchall and can double as a bowl or vase. Waylande Gregory Studios was founded by Gregory’s...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Small Pod Vessel 02 by Jan Ernst
Located in Geneve, CH
Small pod vessel 02 by Jan Ernst Dimensions: H 25 cm Also available in H 35 cm. Materials: White stoneware, terracotta, glazed Also available in unglazed. Jan Ernst’s work tak...
Category

2010s South African Modern Ceramics

Materials

Terracotta, Stoneware

Contemporary Earthenware Espresso Cup with Classic Tones of English Delftware
Located in London, GB
Indigo Rain, 1882 Ltd. with Faye Toogood. Designer Faye Toogood’s addition to her range of ceramic designs for 1882 Ltd. puts a fresh spin on the forms and traditions of English crea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Chunky Tubular Ceramic Magazine Rack by BZIPPY in Silver Palladium Glaze
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A new functional sculpture by Los Angeles studio BZIPPY, the Magazine Rack is a playful, chunky, tubular vessel for everyday objects such as magazines, books, etc. This form was conc...
Category

2010s American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

Contemporary Circular Brown Dew Vase Vessel Ikebana Ceramic and Glaze, Handmade
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Handmade ceramic vase / art object. Glazed with brown dew texture exterior and glossy black interior/details. Also available in black and white. Handmade by Malka Dina in Brooklyn, N...
Category

2010s American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Big White Sandstone Lamp by Hermine Bourdin
Located in Geneve, CH
Big white sandstone lamp signed by Hermine Bourdin Unique Dimensions: 112 x 40 x 40 cm Materials: Sandstone All lamps could be wired according to each country. In my work I...
Category

2010s French Modern Ceramics

Materials

Sandstone

White Handmade Ceramic Vase/ Wabi Sabi Mid-Century Modern Vessel
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Radicchio Hand Painted Ceramic Dinner Plate, Made in Italy
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
This stunning collection is totally handmade and hand painted in Italy.      
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Irene Decorative Ceramic Jar, Contemporary Red & White Decor Vase Home Decor
Located in Porto, PT
Irene decorative ceramic jar, contemporary red & white decor vase home decor Irene decorative ceramic jar is a special decor edition by ACH. A luxury decor series inspired by Bauh...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

21st Century, Sicilian Moor's Head Design Ceramic Vase Handmade Made in Italy
Located in Milan, IT
Caltagirone Collection. Iconic made in Italy Sicilian vase. The Moor’s head in ceramic is the typical product of this town, located 68 kilometers far from Catania among the Unesco Wo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Vase Handmade Crochet in Stoneware, Acrylic, Cotton Limited Edition
By iota
Located in Tel Aviv, IL
Iota X Abs Objects - Large basket Crochet basket with rope handle and stoneware beads. Our collaboration was born early March 2020. While trying to figure out life in the shade o...
Category

2010s Israeli Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Cotton, Acrylic