Pottery with Personality from Asheville's East Fork
"In Asheville, you can throw a rock in any direction and hit a potter," says Connie Matisse, Creative Director of East Fork—ceramics producers unlike any other. Nestled into North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, the city itself harbors crafts and...
Interview: Tung Chiang, Head of Heath Clay Studio
Heath Ceramics' Design Series has traversed many themes and forms—from experimenting with glazes to crafting an entire series of candleholders. The series essentially explores the possibilities of clay, and the latest debut is the studio's most personal...
Drawing inspiration from post-war studio pottery and mid-century design, self-taught ceramist Matthew Ward's work blends the past and present in a charming manner. His glazed stoneware Totem Vase is seven inches tall and features a pattern reminiscent...
Colectivo 1050° Ceramics
“For designers, problems are possibilities: the source for innovation,” says Kythzia Barrera. The problem? The rapid disappearance of Oaxacan pottery workshops and with it, the eradication of traditional Mexican clay-making processes that stem back...
Best of CH 2014: Cool Hunting Video
Cuddling up with friends and family to watch some home videos is a classic holiday pastime, and the CH family can't help but get nostalgic by revisiting some of our own greatest videos this year. With camera in tow, the CH video team had the fortunate...
Japanese Teapot Set with Kaboku Sencha
Ippodo has been producing high-quality tea for almost three centuries in the heart of Kyoto. All of their teas come from Japan's famous Uji region, and their sweetly flowery Kaboku Sencha tea is Ippodo’s highest quality varietal. Paired with the expertly...
Fold Pot by Emanuele Pizzolorusso
Certain designers have a knack for solving problems so basic that their creations feel immediately timeless. Industrial designer Emanuele Pizzolorusso is one of them. The Helsinki-based Italian creative responsible for a pre-crumpled city map for...
William Edmonds Pottery
Artist William Edmonds expands his imaginative aesthetic to ceramics, creating household pottery pieces in unexpected but practical shapes. Mugs bring a rustic touch to the table in painterly earth tones glazed to abstract perfection.
Lenneke Wispelwey Ceramics
There's an elegant simplicity to the work of Arnhem, Netherlands-based ceramicist Lenneke Wispelwey. There's also a touch of mathematical fun. As a whole, her work is easily recognizable for two specific reasons. Regardless of what design object...
While simple off-white ceramic dinnerware is our go-to for setting the table—sometimes a pop of color in the dining room is just the ticket. San Antonio native Susan Rodriguez has been working as a ceramicist for over 20 years, after graduating...
Adam Silverman Ceramics
Adam Silverman’s affinity for texture translates to his self-titled book about ceramic art. It's a book that achieves its goal of being an object rather than a merely a catalogue of work. Many of the glossy pages showcase single ceramic pieces dramatically...
Interview: Minna Kemell-Kutvonen and Sami Ruotsalainen
As the Helsinki-based brand gears up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its iconic Unikko (poppy) print, Marimekko is still very much the prolific and relevant design house that it was when it was founded by Viljo and Armi Ratiain in 1951. The...
Interview: Catherine Bailey of Heath Ceramics
Ten years ago Catherine Bailey's interest in lending a design hand to the small but established California pottery company Heath Ceramics took a detour that resulted in Bailey and her husband serendipitously buying the Sausalito-based company. The...
In their first visit to the United States, Japan's famed Starnet artisans fill Heath Ceramics in Los Angeles with a gallery of handcrafted designs. Curated by Shin Nakahara of Playmountain and Heath's Adam Silverman, the Starnet Works summer shop...
Bauer Pottery Company
Southern California's Bauer Pottery Company first made a name for itself in 1932, when the company released California Color pottery after the Great Depression. Before its sunny introduction, ceramics came in white, cream or brown—Bauer was...
by Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi When one thinks of Atlantis, a phantasm of decadence and splendor floods the senses, harkening a city at the height of its glory. For the "Atlantish: quite like Atlantis" collection, design collective Greece Is For Lovers...
Doing his part to reintroduce pottery for daily use, Brian Grossnickle creates beautiful eco-friendly cookware out of micaceous clay, a material with properties making it remarkably well-suited for cooking. The New Mexico native, drawing on over...
Inspired by the spectacle of matadors and bulls, potter Adam Silverman's new works merge "beauty with ugliness, elegance and violence." The artist, also the L.A. director of Heath ceramics, will display his gorgeously tortuous works in the upcoming...
Pigeon Toe Ceramics Spring 2010
A Portland, OR-based company, Pigeon Toe Ceramics produces high-quality ceramic pieces for the home. Fine artist and former graphic designer Lisa Jones takes the homegrown, local aesthetic to heart, hand throwing each piece from clay sourced and...
Katherine Morling's Sculptural Ceramics
Working out of one of South London's hidden creative hubs, the mystical New Cross and Deptford, Katharine Morling creates whimsical and often outlandish sculpture from porcelain and ceramics. A world away from the often stuffy stigma of the form...
Design Night's "Nature" Planter
Portland-based husband and wife designers Dominic D'Andrea and Tram Pham have just launched their ceramic Nature planter. The unique design requires a six-part mold and seventeen cuts and is hand finished. There are eleven areas for planting and...
Sara Varon x Ayumi Horie Pottery
Comedian and children's book artist Sara Varon teamed up with potter Ayumi Horie to create a one-of-a-kind series for Red Lodge Clay Center in Montana. The dinosaur-embellished pieces sold out already, but the show runs through the end of the...
Joseph Conforti is a master of repetition. A raku ceramicist based in New York City, he creates hypnotic wall sculptures comprised of individual panels, each of which contains hundreds of ceramic pieces. Raku, for those unversed in ceramic speak...
Lorena Barrezueta: Gourmet Collection Porcelain
Lorena Barrezueta is a Brooklyn-based ceramic artist who has been getting a lot of attention for her porcelain dishware, which is cast from aluminum takeout containers. They are available online from The Curiosity Shoppe.
Ceramic Party Cups
These ceramic party cups look just like their plastic counterpart. They are available online from The Curiosity Shoppe. Also on CH: We Are Happy To Serve ceramic cups.