This year at Modern Times we have been busy sourcing beautiful design objects and it’s all coming together this Christmas with ‘Objects of Desire’. Need we say more? Unique and one-off pieces by Australia’s top contemporary artists, ceramicists and jewellery makers. Love what you give. How about a coil vase by Zhu Ohmu with its perfectly slumped form or a coveted Symbol Vase by Nicolette Johnson.
Small Glacial Vessel in Glazed Ceramic by Nicolette Johnson
Go for gold this Christmas! We have lots of new designers gracing our cabinet including By Nye, Lott Studio and Tara Lofhelm amongst others. Pretty much on all our wishlists here so don’t forget options like our 6 week layby to secure something special for your loved one.
What better gift than something completely unique and one-off carefully crafted by hand by a talented Aussie – Objects of desire is our theme this Christmas. Whether you are after an extra special piece for your nearest and dearest or something equally special on a smaller budget you will find it at Modern Times.
What is the object of your desire? A handmade ceramic planter is on just about everyone’s list. Shop beautiful handmade ceramic planters by Leaf and Thread and Ceramic Rituals. We are also collaborating with The Plant Society until Christmas to also offer a range of easy to care for plants. Planter, plant, sorted!
Cute and cool exclusive design collaborations, unique and one-off pieces are all part of our Christmas offering this year. Louise Kyriakou’s distinctive faces are reimagined with luxurious gold lustre and each and every one of Amanda Dziedzic’s glass bonsai are unique in shape and colour. Shop exclusive and one-off gifts at Modern Times.
What makes an object of desire? We think it is beautiful form, mastery of technique, original concepts, tactile textures and sensitive use of colour. The techniques employed in the crafting of these pieces vary widely from the 3D porcelain printing techniques of contemporary Australian ceramicists Alterfact to the meticulous hand throwing employed by Nicolette Johnson. Read more in our Techniques and Traditions series on the Journal
We have a veritable Bonsai forest in store and online ready for you to create your own special groupings. The exquisite jewel tones of Amanda Dziedzic’s glass bonsais are endless in their variety and their perfectly shaped hand-blown forms are beautiful to behold. Shop glass bonsais by contemporary Australian glass artist Amanda Dziedzic.
We know how to get you in the good books. What gal doesn’t desire a bit of bling. Shop online or visit our Fitzroy showroom for beautiful jewels made by contemporary Australian jewellery designers. We will be wearing Toyah Perry this holiday season…we hope. Pop in or email us for personalised assistance and remember our Christmas returns policy means you have until January 30th to exchange.
Last minute gifts are sorted at Modern Times. Boys and girls alike are easy to please with beautiful mugs, bowls, vases and more by Australian ceramicists and makers. Pick up something small like a mug or beaker, or splash out with a beautiful Kintsugi vase by Dáša.
Select Click and Collect at the checkout to have your gifts wrapped and ready for you to pick up on your way to Christmas dinner! Well, almost, last pickups at 3pm Christmas Eve. For more ceramics shop our Gift Guide for Ceramics Addicts.