Collecting Handmade Ceramics

Collecting Handmade Ceramics

Sarah Coffey
Jan 23, 2009

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

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