While at the de Young Museum Store last weekend, Lyn Swan's gloriously colorful ceramics jumped out at me from across the room. They're at once retro and modern, fanciful and functional. Her pieces are mostly hand built using porcelain. Each piece has its own personality and the fun textures are reminiscent of vintage textiles.
If you live in the Bay Area, you can purchase Lyn Swan's work at the de Young Museum Store, or you can buy from one of her two Etsy stores: clayswan, which is dedicated to her candy-colored work pictured above and lynswan, which has quieter, more organic pieces.
(Images: Michelle Chin)