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Laine Berina

Laine Berina Porcelain maker
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Latvian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+371 27808772
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Patience, purity and porcelain

  • • Laine works with liquid porcelain
  • • She mixes her own signature colours using special formulas
  • • She creates different sets of tableware

Laine Beriņa’s path to becoming a ceramicist might have started as a hobby, but she has never regretted the choice to turn it into a small business, and it is still as much a passion as a job. Her porcelain tableware is instantly recognisable for its pure, pastel colours and fine, clean shapes. Laine’s work proves that porcelain can be contemporary and original. It also breaks with the convention of the traditional dinnerware set, since her porcelain pieces can be mixed and matched. It takes a lot patience and calmness to work with porcelain. To symbolise this state of mind and the love that is put into each object, Laine often draws a little golden heart at the bottom of a piece, which is only seen when the cup or bowl has been emptied.

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Works

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  • © Zane Priede
Photo: © Laine Berina
Cupcake cups (small)

These little cups are handmade from coloured porcelain, glazed and finished with a gold edge and a tiny gold heart on the inside bottom of the cup. The cups are ideal for short drinks, like espresso. The inspiration came from muffins and old royal tableware sets.

Volume 100 ml

Laine Berina Porcelain maker
Photo: © Laine Berina
Cupcake cups

These three different sized cups can be used for a range of different drinks or as dessert or ice cream bowls. They were handmade from coloured porcelain, glazed and finished with a with gold rim.

Volume 100 ml
Volume 200 ml
Volume 350 ml

Laine Berina Porcelain maker
Photo: © Laine Berina
Acorn high glasses from the Acorn collection

These glasses, inspired by the form of an acorn, are ideal for both cold and hot drinks. They can also be used as little vases for spring flowers. They are handmade from coloured porcelain, glazed and finished with a gold rim and a tiny gold heart on the inside bottom of the cup.

Height 12.5 cm
Diameter 8 cm
Volume 450 ml

Laine Berina Porcelain maker
Photo: © Laine Berina
Tulip collection (Tulip bowl S, plate M, plate L)

This set of plates, inspired by pancakes and spring flower blossoms, can be used to serve dinner, lunch or breakfast. They are made using a porcelain slip casting technique. The mould was handmade so the final result also looks more hand built than slip cast.

Volume 400 ml
Diameter 24 cm
Diameter 29 cm

Laine Berina Porcelain maker
Photo: © Zane Priede
Sofa You So Soft

This is a mixture of different pieces made over a period of time and assembled by photographer Zane Priede for a project called Sofa You So Soft. The concept for this photo session was to show the main brand values: brightness, lightness, freshness and cosiness. The photoshoot took place in autumn, which is the darkest time of year in Latvia, so the idea was to reflect this contrast and show Laine's products as essential for well being and comfort in the home.

Laine Berina Porcelain maker

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