ZAN+ME is an independent label for unique ceramics inspired by nature, art and design, owned by creative mother-daughter duo Mecki and Zanna Allen.
We specialise in one-of-a-kind ceramics that are as decorative as they are functional plus beautifully formed wearable art from eye-catching statement jewellery to everyday essentials.
I turned away from a career in law and publishing to realise my dream of working with clay. My ceramics are designed to be good on the eye and perfect for daily use. I love the unique feel and character of handmade ceramics, those peculiarities that set them apart from mass-produced ware.
As an illustrator I use hand-drawn techniques before producing my work digitally. My style is characterised by a delicacy of touch, subtle use of colour with a balance of composition and depth of texture. Like Mecki, I aim to capture the natural world in my work. I love the permenence my art takes on fused deep into the ceramic surface.
With a little kiln magic as the secret ingredient and our respective strengths freely added to the mix, we produce small and evolving series of ceramics - many with flora and fauna as their themes.
We love our jewellery to lift the spirits and our vessels to give joy from the first pick-me-up in the morning to the last drink before sleep. If our creations add a little charm to the day, we feel we have done something worthwhile.