nineshades

Presents Finnish design and Human tales from Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Announcement    Discover the style and functionality of Finnish designer Satu Vuorio’s ceramics and James Tam’s spirited stories on the self-endangered species of Homo sapiens

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Last updated on Mar 31, 2020

Discover the style and functionality of Finnish designer Satu Vuorio’s ceramics and James Tam’s spirited stories on the self-endangered species of Homo sapiens

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About nineshades

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About nineshades

I am a Finn and create stoneware brand Saara based in Hong Kong. My ceramics are inspired by the Finnish way of life no matter where you live, celebrating timeless style and utility. My forms and glazes are modern, easily mixed & matched with older pieces and meant for everyday use to help make your private moments a bit more special. Saara is named after my late grandmother who taught me everything in the kitchen ( and more). My challenge as an artistic designer is to achieve industrial quality in affordable small-runs.

James writes next to me. Sometimes he uses the pen name Guo Du. It means transition in Chinese. Life’s a series of transitions, a stream of illusions. Moments of consciousness may rise and fall, like waves and ripples. He writes to capture them before they return to a sea of mirage.

The simple things in life inspire us every day. I hope you’ll find them through our designs, musings, and fantasies.

Shop members

  • Satu

    Designer, Curator

    Satu runs the shop. She is curious about all designs and keen on small-batch industrial production where she is not limited by her own (pottery) skills. She can’t wait to bring her daughter’s unique wheel thrown ceramics into the shop…one day

  • James

    Writer

    James is a sociable urban hermit who tells stories about the self-endangered species of Homo sapiens. His bilingual stories have been published in Hong Kong, Singapore, and New York. He meditates everyday, but is still full of distracting thoughts.

Production partners

  • Akashic Books / Blacksmith Books

    Hong Kong

    Blacksmith Books publishes English-language books about Hong Kong and China.

  • Crown Ceramics

    Thailand

    All designs are mine and produced by Crown Ceramics in Thailand. Crown Ceramics has been exporting high-quality ceramics worldwide since 1991. Their quality matches my Finnish standards beautifully. We were privileged to work with small-batch production pieces using slip casting technique.

  • HK Open Page Publishing

    Shenzhen, China

    The “Open Page” endeavors to deliver ideas of objectivity, justice and tolerance. It aims to build up an open platform for authors, so as to provide high quality publications for readers.

  • HKWC

    Hong Kong

    The Hong Kong Writers Circle is a member organisation for writers of all levels and of all genres.

  • Proverse

    Hong Kong

    Books. Publishing. Proverse Hong Kong is based in Hong Kong with long-term and expanding regional and international connections.

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