Pottery with Personality from Asheville’s East Fork

Creative Director Connie Matisse on seasonal collections, function and color

“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 craftspeople alike. East Fork has tapped into this craft, the various firing techniques, as well as the region’s various clays. But their mission isn’t just appealing …

Must-Touch Porcelain Tableware by Piaule

A handmade, slightly asymmetrical set for one

Piaule launched with an ambitious idea: release thoughtfully considered homewares, one at a time—and make them so well that there’s no need to offer a selection of “choices.” The online brand has already perfected the ultra-lightweight, quick-drying bath towel, made from 100% Japanese-milled cotton. And now for Product Two, they offer a seriously refined tableware set—designed to let the pieces speak for themselves—featuring a natural …

Diesel Living + Seletti Love Space and Machines

Taking the boredom out of tableware, one plate at a time

Diesel Living‘s continuous collaboration with fellow Italians, design company Seletti, have resulted in fun (with undercurrents of dark and industrial) tableware that sparks wonder in the everyday ritual of eating. “Cosmic Diner” saw salt and pepper grinders shaped like ’60s and ’70s rockets, glasses blown and tinted to evoke meteorites, and mesmerizing planet and moon porcelain plates akin to wall artwork. The mechanics-inspired “Machine” includes …

Don Moyer’s Calamityware Dinner Plates

Not-so-traditional dishes depicting hilariously catastrophic scenarios

The Willow pattern is both highly recognizable and also seeped in history. Still popular now, the (most commonly) blue and white floral style was inspired by the porcelain the English were importing from China in the 18th Century—and now graphic designer Don Moyer is creating his very own subversive version with Calamityware. Moyer’s deceptive designs seem—at first glance—like regular Willow plates, but upon closer inspection, …

Ceramica Botanica

San Antonio-based designer Susan Rodriguez handmakes ceramic wares with bold colors and patterns

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 from Texas State University in both design and ceramics. Each piece in her line Ceramica Botanica (which was featured on the Etsy blog) is …