pépite's story

Contemporary ceramics handmade by Australian ceramicists


pépite is a curated collection of contemporary art and design objects by emerging artists, showcased online and by appointment in the Melbourne showroom.

With more than 40 artists represented, pépite features a selection of one-of-a-kind and limited edition works, predominantly ceramics, alongside sculpture, glass pieces, illustration, jewellery and accessories. 

With a particular focus on emerging artists, each piece has been hand-picked based on the story it tells, a strong and authentic aesthetic and how well it complements the overall collection.

pépite's vision goes beyond sourcing and selling handmade items - underpinning what we do is a desire to uncover new talent, support emerging artists in developing their practice and present a considered and exciting selection of treasured pieces to art collectors, interior designers and the wider public.

Every object and happening at pépite has been curated by founder Irina Rybakov. Irina is committed to supporting local talent and has been involved in Melbourne’s creative scene since she moved to Melbourne 10 years ago (from Lyon, France). After having spent a few years working with frankie magazine, Craft Victoria and The Big Design Market, Irina founded pépite in 2017 to follow her passion for contemporary art and design.

Oh and for those who were wondering, pépite means ‘a good find’ in French.


Contemporary ceramics handmade by Australian ceramicists