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Simona Kaunaité

Simona Kaunaité Ceramicist
Contact
Lithuanian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+370 67998630
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A master of unique tableware

  • • Simona's dishes feature in restaurants and private homes
  • • Her first encounter with clay didn't go well
  • • Customers find her via word-of-mouth

The first time Simona Kaunaitė encountered clay, she decided she absolutely hated throwing. Despite that, she chose to study ceramics at the Vilnius Arts Academy. These days her thrown pottery can be found in the most interesting and unique Lithuanian restaurants. Her pieces are immediately recognisable: often matte, with a slightly porous surface. Tableware intended for restaurants has special requirements: it must be very durable, and less likely to show fingerprints; Simona therefore creates her plates and dishes from porcelain and high-fired stoneware. However, her work is also sought after by private clients who want to give their home a touch of exclusivity.

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Works

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Plates

This set of coarse stoneware plates were hand shaped on a potter's wheel. The plates were fired in temperatures up to 1250 C and glazed in multiple colours. The firing process helps increase the strength and durability of the plates for a durable and regular use.

Diameter 12 cm
Diameter 27 cm

Simona Kaunaité Ceramicist
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Bowl and cups

This set of stoneware bowls and cups were hand shaped on a potter's wheel. The plates were fired in temperatures up to 1250 C and glazed in multiple colours. The firing process helps increase the strength and durability of the bowls and cups for a durable and regular use.

Simona Kaunaité Ceramicist
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Vase

These two vases were hand shaped on a potter's wheel using stoneware. The shaped vases were fired in temperatures up to 1250C. The firing process helps increase the strength and durability of the vases for a durable and regular use.

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How the future King of England ate peacock in Vilnius

The title for this handmade stoneware plate is taken from a culinary book that sought to demonstrate the connection between Lithuanian and British culinary cultures. The dark hued plate was hand shaped on a potter's wheel using stoneware. The plate was fired in temperatures up to 1250 C.

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Bowl

This bowl with a soft glossy white glaze was hand shaped on a potter's wheel using speckled stoneware. The plate was fired in temperatures up to 1250 C. The firing process helps increase the strength and durability of the bowl for a durable and regular use.

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