Today we get to know a bit more about HKD Ceramics and their inspirations, processes and style…
Please introduce yourself and your brand….
Hi, I am Harmeet the owner and creator of HKD Ceramics. I make handmade ceramics in my pottery studio in East London. I created HKD Ceramics because I wanted to create handmade ceramic ware that brings a warmth and uniqueness to people’s lives and environments.
How would you describe your style and your products?
My designs are inspired by patterns and colours and the themes around these two elements. Unique and modern with a burst of colour and elegance of patterns.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
There are two processes that I really enjoy when making ceramics. One is the trimming stage – once the form has been thrown on the wheel you wait until the form is leather hard allowing you trim the piece to reveal a cleaner shape and form. Also allowing you to be able to engrave or emboss the forms with patterns. The second process is creating glazes with raw materials such as silica, flint, china clay, frits and colorants. Experimenting and creating glazes is a process that takes time but to be able to get the right colour, effect and texture that you want is so rewarding.
Do you have a best seller or favourite to make?
Each of my themes are so different from one another. The marble range is a process that uses different colours and clays which are mixed together to create an agateware effect when thrown on the wheel, then trimmed revealing beautiful swirls of colour and textures. The celadon series uses the use of patterns, forms and a simple coloured transparent glaze, to create an elegant union of form, colour and patterns. And the Cylinder series explores the use of a simple shape, the cylinder, with different colour/effect glazes creating a simple form with stunning glaze results. I think each of the themes are quite popular as they are so different from one another, and it is also nice to have a break when working on one theme and then moving onto the other, allowing new ideas and designs to emerge.
What are your plans or ambitions for the future?
I would like to focus more on making ceramics for table ware and also on larger scale pieces.
Sum up your brand in 3 words…
Colourful, Modern, Tactile
Do you have a motto or favourite quote for inspiration?
“Don’t give up! I believe in you all. A person’s a person, no matter how small.” – Dr Seuss