Australian ceramicist Ruby Piven fused confetti-like artistic designs and eccentric pastel colorways in her porcelain dishware collection for Anthropologie. From the fluid mix of hues in the Ballarat vase to the miniature hits of geometric design on the ceramic silhouettes of the mugs, Ruby Piven uses cultural and stylistic mixed motifs for her porcelain pieces.
While the fluent hand-painted background of the pottery softens the ambiance of the home accessories, the sharply defined lines of the miniature triangular and circular shapes draw the eye to the small details.
By mixing the artistic techniques of printmaking and ceramics in her jewelry and porcelain dishware collections, Ruby Piven creates "a contemporary twist on [a] Japanese [method], called Nerikomi." In doing so, the ceramicist fuses Japanese culture and Australian art.