Mug + Saucer

Available in three colors (dark grey, light grey or sand), this mug and saucer set from Brutes Ceramics is handmade in London in alluring textured stoneware, bolstered by a contrasting handle. The large mugs (which hold 260ml) are available with or without the saucer. Price is in Pounds.

Kkini Bowl + Chopsticks Set

Modeled after traditional Korean Dolsot bowls used for bibimbap, this set—comprised of a stoneware bowl, bamboo lid and chopsticks—is designed to recall the joy of home. When using it, lifting the lid from the heat-storing bowl reveals a cloud of steam, a moment that Hong Kong-founded homeware brand JIA Inc crafted to invoke memories of sitting down for a home-cooked dinner. While minimalist in aesthetic …

Elise Birnbaum’s OATMEAL Offers Nature-Inspired Sculptural Vessels

The studio practice began in Japan and has grown substantially in Pittsburgh

For OATMEAL owner Elise Birnbaum, crafting ceramics means replicating forms; perhaps the sculptural elements of a pruned cloud tree or the soft curves of a human body. When she first opened the shop, her bulbous and tiered vessels elicited questions about their function, but now Birnbaum faces rabid demand to keep her shop stocked—a testament to her work’s originality and appeal. “I was not traditionally trained …