Oh Oak is handmade Danish ceramics for everyday use. Inspired by nature and the nordic colour tones, ceramicist Sarah Oakman creates functional objects with focus on tactile surfaces and the imprint of the hand. No two objects are the same and everything is produced locally in her studio in Nexø on the island of Bornholm, Denmark.
If you are curious to know more about what inspires Oh Oak to create her beautiful ceramics? You can find out more in the below text.
The materials are high fired stoneware and porcelain, and especially the surface of the ceramics fascinates Sarah Oakman (the ceramict behind the brand Oh Oak). It is the first meeting between the hardness of the object and the softness of the skin, that holds her attention. The tactile detail of the glaze, the small but considerable difference between rough and smooth.
It is her intention to create objects that make you want to touch and want to keep. We sense with our whole bodies, and the expectation that is built up by the sight is released by the touch of the skin.
The nature of the Bornholm Island is a great inspiration. The rough coast line of Bornholm, that rises from the Baltic Sea with it's dramatic granite rocks. The thunder of the waves crashing against the cliffs.
The endless beaches of white sand with coarse grass and soft dunes that fall like heavy blankets over the landscape. The way the sand tickles your skin on a windy autumn day.
The dark forest in the dusk, the feeling of the cold humid air you breathe and the way the sound of your steps disappear in the soft moss.