My simple natural textures and soothing palette, reflect the easy-going lifestyle of Australia.
Hi, I'm Melanie, the craftswoman behind Melanie Hardy Ceramics.
I am a maker focusing primarily on small batch production using traditional hand building techniques to create functional work. My ceramics are intended to bring life into your home — to be used, loved and even worn everyday and to enable you to appreciate and embrace the beauty of handmade in a world of commercially manufactured goods.
When designing and making, I am always looking towards a realistic and thoughtful way to endorse sustainability, as I believe this is my responsibility as a maker. I am pleased to be able to create work that is kinder to the planet and which helps us to cherish handmade goods now and into the future.
As with all handmade products, the natural variations add to the unique charm of each individual piece, revealing the slow making process with intentional 'marks of the hand'. This emphasises that real beauty is imperfect and serves as a reminder that it was ethically made by human hands in my little studio here in Brisbane, Australia. READ MORE