They’re peaceful, charming and totally unique. They’re growing more popular by the minute, and you see them in the trendiest homes and restaurants. Are ceramics worth getting into, though? The short answer: yes. The honest answer: yes, yes, YES!
Here are five reasons you should consider making ceramics a part of your home and routine.
- Ceramic mugs keep beverages warmer and don’t impact a beverage’s flavor (at all). Consider the facts: Ceramic mugs retain heat more effectively than glass mugs, which means your hot beverage stays hotter longer in a ceramic mug. And when tested between glass, stainless steel and plastic vessels, ceramic mugs were found to have the least impact on a beverage’s flavor. In fact, ceramic mugs have been found to have absolutely zero impact on a beverage’s flavor, which seems to make it a no-brainer for us.
Ceramics tell a story that mass-produced goods just don’t. Take it from Tim McKeough from The New York Times, who wrote in 2015 that “we want to know where our free-range eggs come from, and where our coffee beans are grown and roasted. We also want the vessels we use to consume those things to embody a deeper story about craftsmanship and creativity.” Robert Sullivan, a contributing editor at Vogue, referred to ceramics’ warmth, uniqueness and personal charm as “an antidote to all the electronics.”
Simply put, ceramics harken back to a time of handmade goods. In a world that’s increasingly plugged-in, ceramics help you tune the noise out.
- Ceramics are eco-friendly. Ceramics are lighter than glass, which means shipping a ceramic good is more energy-efficient than shipping a glass good. That might seem inconsequential, but consider this: if more consumers shifted toward buying ceramics than buying glass, the amount of energy saved would be hugely significant.
- Using ceramics in your day-to-day life is easier than you might think. While ceramics harken to a time before technology, they’re extremely well-equipped for our tech-heavy worlds (and kitchens). The vast majority of ceramic goods are dishwasher safe and are extremely durable when compared to their glass counterparts, so they’ll last longer & be less susceptible to chipping or breaking.
By buying ceramics, you’re supporting one of the fastest-growing maker communities. Professionals from design-oriented industries, such as architecture, interior design, and furniture manufacturing, are being increasingly drawn to the world of ceramics, reports The New York Times.
Here’s a more important question, though: Why is ceramics becoming such a huge part of the maker community? Simple. Ceramic products are affordable, long-lasting and tell unique stories. Every ceramics vase, vessel, mug, clock or home good adds a calm, earthen aesthetic to your home.
Next time you’re considering buying ceramics, remember this: ceramics work better than glass, are more durable than glass, are environmentally friendly and bring characteristic charm to one’s home.
Stop by Forth + Nomad to see our vast collection of ceramics!