Warm up this winter with a dose of sunshine.
This Tufts range of porcelain tableware is inspired by summer days spent in the studio. The collection of cups, bowls, eggcups and plant pots is sure to brighten up your day.
The Melbourne-based studio has been crafting the ceramic tableware and home wares by hand since 2009.
“I started experimentally making a small range of porcelain tableware in 2009,” said Ingrid. “In 2010 I set up a studio in suburban Melbourne making a range of handmade tableware for retail and hospitality.
“Work for Melbourne restaurants such as Cumulus Inc helped me establish a clientele for my custom work. My own range is sold in stockists around Australia. In 2012 I started selling my work under the Tufts® label.”
And what’s the best part about working in the interior design industry?
“I have few boundaries… I have plenty of room to experiment,” she said.
It’s this experimentation and travel that inspires her the most.
“I like to get out of the studio and look around,” she said. “I find that traveling allows me to see things in different ways.
“Observing how people live under varying circumstances is fascinating and changes how I see the things in the studio environment.”
Ingrid prefers to use locally produced porcelain for her Tufts range and her main source of material is just 20km away from her studio.
She recently launched the Daisy range of tableware – using porcelain from the throwing process recycled into slip.
“It’s playful and colorful and designed to make people happy,” she said. “Currently I am making some larger statement pieces for interiors.”
Ingrid adds: “I have exhibited at Design:Made:Trade for the past few years and it’s been a great platform to show new work. I love the mix of design disciplines.”
For more information or to register, visit designmadetrade.com.au