We have a few handmade dishes in our collection: a set of bowls made for us as a wedding gift, a large round serving bowl from Luna Garcia, and a glazed earthenware vase made by a friend. We love having these objects around as a reminder of the people who gave them to us and the hands that made them...
Handmade ceramics tend to have a sense of weight and density that you don't usually find in mass-manufactured models. We love the imperfections in the glaze, the name and date etched into the bottom of a bowl, and the smooth ridges of a hand-thrown pot. In case you're looking to start your own collection of handmade (or semi-handmade) ceramics, here are a few of our favorite sources from AT:
• Perch! The Most Cheerful Design Company in Brooklyn (shown above)
• SF Tour: Heath Ceramics Factory
• Luna Garcia
• Kim Westad's Seaside Inspired Ceramics
• Porcelain from Bailey Doesn't Bark
Photo: Mason from Perch