It’s the latest trend to hit Instagram that’s got us going mad for ceramics. We’re talking about ceramic design’s new guard of hip, visionary and fashion-forward ceramicists of course. Dragging what was once seen as a dated craft into a new era, they’re all part of a renewed interest in craft and artistry that has got us all reaching for lasting objects with a sense of time and place.

And not just that, in this fast-paced era of online ephemerality, pottery has become the hottest thing in relaxation as well. Because, just like gardening, there’s nothing like it for slowing down, getting the hands dirty, chasing away some stress and emptying the mind.

Some even see it as a form of meditation. Classes are popping up everywhere, so why not give it a try?