The Belgian ceramicist Griet Vanhoutte did what many of us secretly dream of doing: she bid farewell to an office job and emigrated to the south of France with her family. More specifically to Dieulefit, a small picturesque town in the Drome Provençale, known for centuries for its ceramics. There she founded her ceramics brand, BACA. Today she partly lives and works in Dieulefit and in Ghent Belgium.
BACA is synonymous with contemporary, handmade and functional tableware. With its slightly irregular lines, speckles and soft colours, the brand combines the best of both worlds: Scandinavian style and Mediterranean ambience.
Griet uses traditional techniques to create contemporary design. The result is gentle and poetic, the collection is one of simple beauty. And good to know: all her designs are food-safe and dishwasher-friendly.
Where to see the ceramics in real life
Studio and shop
in Dieulefit, France: 7 Rue du Bourg, 26220 Dieulefit
in Ghent, Belgium: by appointment
offtheshelf.gent, Onderstraat 33, 9000 Gent
blommm, Waaistraat 4, 9000 Gent
huis Mortier, Lange Steenstraat 52, 9000 Gent
porseleen.be, Kerkstraat 108, 9050 Gentbrugge