Studio Visit: Ceramic Artist Bari Ziperstein

Inside the new Los Angeles workspace for the BZIPPY design brand

A quiet calm permeates ceramic artist Bari Ziperstein’s new 9,000-square-foot studio. The recent move to this location provides double the design and production space, allowing for all their prolific creative output to occur under one roof—from fine art to BZIPPY, and BZ Collectible Design with The Future Perfect. The new office and private studio, along with the shared areas, reflect a passion for color, art …

Studio Visit: Ceramicist Michelle Im aka RATxCHICKS

The artist takes us into her wacky and wonderful world of earthenware

In a sun-drenched studio in Ridgewood, Queens, ceramicist Michelle Im imagines breeding birds and rats together—which she achieves through RATxCHICKS, the play-on-words name for an art project that engrosses objects in a wacky and wonderful world of unexpected animals. Zebras and rainbows, hippopotamuses and UFOs, goats and lemons, poodles and beachballs: these surprising pairings and more imbue the NYC-based artist’s pottery with whimsy. At Im’s …

Artist’s Spoon Crock

From Brooklyn-based photographer and potterer Helen Levi, the Artist’s Spoon Crock is elevated without becoming impractical, whimsical without becoming kitsch. The stoneware vessel’s speckled rainbow pattern, coated in a clear glaze, adds color and flair to any kitchen.