California Girls. We first saw Alex Marshall's shop in the late 90's while visiting friends in Mill Valley. We walked by the large glass window and looked in on a number of long dining tables stacked high with luscious, thick white plates and bowls. The combination of the pottery and the shiny wet, white glaze convinced us that heaven would be a house with only this dinnerware and nothing else.
In the years since, we have watched as Ms. Marshall's tiny store has blossomed and her plates have now spread around the country and been written up in magazines. While she has added colors, pattern and new items to her line, the original white line still beckons. It is popular with wedding registries, and our friends in Mill Valley have taken to giving us one piece a year, which is all that our small apartment can hold.
Not cheap, prices run between $12 and $48 for most shapes with standard white dinner plates at $48. The entire line is available through, www.alexmarshallstudios.com as well as at the following local stores... (see below). AUTO 805 Washington St. New York, NY 10014
Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.
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