Casa Adams

WhereSydney, Australia
WhatHand-painted porcelain
Araceli Adams’ lov... Araceli Adams’ love for ceramics started during childhood, as she became acquainted with antique pottery from Talavera de la Reina while living in Spain. The years that followed saw her build on this passion, and she travelled to New York and Sydney to study it in greater depth. In 2019, her Sydney-based workshop came to be, which she runs alongside her husband, Dominic. Her handcrafted creations are like precious jewels uncovered from the bottom of the sea, with hand-painted scenes inspired by the rich biodiversity of her Australian home. Designs lead a masterclass in ichthyology – simply look to the reverse to discover the species and ocean native to each crustacean, mollusc or fish. Araceli Adams’ love for ceramics started during childhood, as she became acquainted with antique pottery from Talavera de la Reina while living in Spain. The years that followed saw her build on this passion, and she travelled to New York and Sydney to Araceli Adams’ love for ceramics started during childhood, as she became acquainted with antique pottery from Talavera de la Reina while living in Spain. The years that followed saw her build on this passion, and she travelled to New York and Sydney to study it in greater depth. In 2019, her Sydney-based workshop came to be, which she runs alongside her husband, Dominic. Her handcrafted creations are like precious jewels uncovered from the bottom of the sea, with hand-painted scenes inspired by the rich biodiversity of her Australian home. Designs lead a masterclass in ichthyology – simply look to the reverse to discover the species and ocean native to each crustacean, mollusc or fish.

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Casa Adams

Casa Adams’ beautiful artwork, sketched by founder Araceli, is inspired by the hand-coloured natural history copperplate engravings of the 18th century. Her whimsical illustrations are monoprinted onto Australian porcelain, which is fired, painted and finished by hand using watercolour-like washes of underglaze – a meticulous technique mastered and executed in-house by Araceli and her husband, Dominic. Her approach is environmentally conscious and considered at every turn, from the biodiverse line-up of sea creatures she spotlights to the regenerative energy used to power her all-electric workspace in Sydney. Her reverence for nature runs so deep that she plants a native tree or shrub for each piece sold.