How POT Founder Mandy Kolahi is Democratizing the Ceramic Space

An adult beginners-oriented space run by, and intended for, people of color, the queer community and anybody who has ever felt they weren't welcome

This weekend, on 20 March, POT will release founder Mandy Kolahi’s collection of ceramics celebrating Persian New Year—a selection of blue-glazed pieces that perfectly represent the LA studio. Featuring delightfully snide Farsi phrases often uttered in Kolahi’s family (and in the wider Iranian community), this is the type of pottery that traditionally didn’t “belong” in the institution of art, made by an individual who felt …

Holiday Gift Guides 2020: BIPOC-Owned Businesses

Some of our favorite products from Black-, Indigenous- and POC-owned brands, stores, artists and makers

Being thoughtful about where you spend your money may take extra time, but can go a long way. The gifts in our BIPOC-Owned Businesses Gift Guide (from covetable home goods to apparel, skincare products, jewelry and art) are from Black and Indigenous individuals and people of color—whether they are the store owners, the designers, artists or makers. When buying from BIPOC-owned businesses, you help to …

The Carnegie Museum of Art’s “Locally Sourced” Exhibition Spotlights Pittsburgh’s Growing Artisan Industry

Talented, independent designers and makers working in traditional mediums and emerging categories

Hosted in the Charity Randall Gallery through 27 March 2022, The Carnegie Museum of Art‘s Locally Sourced exhibition showcases the talents of a new group of independent, Pittsburgh-based makers and designers. Not only do these producers possess a mastery of their given medium, they also have a knack for business. Specifically, they’ve transformed their respective cottage crafts into formidable, money-earning operations. Exhibition organizer and curatorial assistant …