I don't know why, but I like the look of unpainted/unglazed ceramic/porcelain figurines. (biscuit/bisque)

I think it's my attraction to black-and-white photography, the fact that you can focus on lighting and shadows, rather than colors.

next steps

Now that I bought a chess set, perhaps constructing some castle walls just behind them, that looks like this, would be nice?

specific pieces

artists

searches

On Etsy, you should be able to ask artists if they can make a regular item be unpainted and unglazed.