From sculptures that celebrate pregnancy to one-of-a-kind sculptural tableware, here are some gift ideas for the most important woman in your life, all made by female ceramic artists from the Philippines.
A potter based in Antipolo City, Lanelle Abueva-Fernando also runs the atmospheric Crescent Moon Café and Studio Pottery. She is a mother to three daughters and has been in the ceramic business since 1981, specializing in functional, handmade stoneware ceramics. Here we feature pieces from her “barong” series – inspired by the embroidery commonly seen in the country’s national dress. Clockwise from top: serving platter, P615; soup bowl, P395; dinner plate, dessert plate and coffee cup; P560, P440 and P220.