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  1. Factory Direct
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    Factory Direct

    Ask anybody who has held so much as a bud vase from Heath Ceramics about the pottery’s charms, and you’re likely to encounter the kind of adoration reserved for treasured family...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Dustin Aksland
    08.17.10

  2. Lesley Anton's Ceramic Muses
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    Lesley Anton's Ceramic Muses

    Citing inspirations ranging from the rocks of Joshua Tree to sand dunes, bamboo and her grandmother’s milk-glass hobnail bottles, Los Angeles-based ceramist Lesley Anton began her craft with...

    written by: Erika Heet
    05.09.11

  3. 7 Out-of-the-Box Ceramics
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    7 Out-of-the-Box Ceramics

    Inspired by everything from pillowcases to quantum mechanics, these ceramic designers channel the surreal, the abstract, and the everyday to produce unique designs.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.24.14

  4. Ocean-Inspired Porcelain Designs by Maria Moyer
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    Ocean-Inspired Porcelain Designs by Maria Moyer

    In essence, wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection, profoundness in nature and valuing authenticity above all else. This description could accurately be used to...

    written by: Johanna Björk
    05.16.13

  5. Pastel Picks for the Kitchen
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    Pastel Picks for the Kitchen

    These pastel pieces enliven a staid kitchen by adding a sweet, but not saccharine, note.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.08.13

  6. Julio Miranda Thiel's Workshop
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    Julio Miranda Thiel's Workshop

    I had the chance to visit master potter Julio Miranda Thiel's workshop at the Beldi Country Club just outside of Marrakech. I met Thiel at a dinner a few nights before and he graciously invited me...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.09.12

  7. Little Shirley Vases by Material Good
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    Little Shirley Vases by Material Good

    Lauren Burman began making Little Shirley vases a few years ago in honor of her grandmother, Shirley Larson, who was battling cancer. Now she and a team of nine other people hand make the petite...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.04.13

  8. Coffee Break: Heath Ceramics and Blue Bottle
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    Coffee Break: Heath Ceramics and Blue Bottle

    Heath Ceramics recently opened a factory and retail location in San Francisco and partnered with Blue Bottle Coffee to open a cafe inside of the 60,000-square-foot former industrial laundry. Thanks...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.27.12

  9. Tiles of Marrakech
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    Tiles of Marrakech

    I was in Morocco last week and it should come as no surprise to design fans that I was ensorcelled by the variety and complexity of Moroccan tilework. From elaborate mosaics on palace walls to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.15.12

  10. Jonathan Adler
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    Jonathan Adler

    Seventeen years ago, Jonathan Adler wasn’t a brand, he was a one-man full-time pottery production operation—“making, glazing, firing, packing, and shipping every single piece I...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.17.11

  11. Cooking Expert-Approved Kitchenware from Provisions
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    Cooking Expert-Approved Kitchenware from Provisions

    Provisions, a new online store launched by the minds behind Food52, brings artisanal, handmade design tools to your kitchen.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: James Ransom
    08.06.13

  12. Designer Spotlight: Souda Collective
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    Designer Spotlight: Souda Collective

    Recent Parsons School of Design graduates Shaun Kasperbauer, Isaac Friedman-Heiman, and Luft Tanaka (from left) are the founding members of the design collective Souda (a Japanese word pronounced ...

    written by: Liz Arnold
    photos by: Adam Krause
    02.19.14

  13. Espasso at Steven Alan
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    Espasso at Steven Alan

    Beginning with an all-day kickoff party on Saturday, May 29, from 10 am to 7 pm, Steven Alan in East Hampton will feature an installation of handmade furniture and accessories by Brazilian artisans...

    written by: Erika Heet
    05.27.10

  14. 7 Eco-Friendly Tile Designs for Spring
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    7 Eco-Friendly Tile Designs for Spring

    With spring just around the corner, fresh green and eco-friendly tiles welcome the season, offering energy to any kitchen or bathroom space.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    02.26.14

  15. 3 Collections of Modern Barware
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    3 Collections of Modern Barware

    The main course of a meal might receive the oohs and aahs, but as any host or hostess will attest, it’s the beverages that fuel a party and get the conversation going. This selection of...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Spencer Higgins
    08.19.12

  16. South Africa: Design Indaba 2010

    South Africa: Design Indaba 2010

    The annual Design Indaba Expo, held last weekend in Cape Town, South Africa, focuses solely on domestic talents. Some of these designs are available in American outlets like Anthropologie,...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    03.01.10

  17. 12 Ceramic Designs We Love

    12 Ceramic Designs We Love

    From a clustered chandelier to a cylindrical sky blue birdhouse, we've rounded up a dozen of our favorite ceramic designs.

    07.10.13

  18. Informed by Fire: Highlights of American Ceramics

    Informed by Fire: Highlights of American Ceramics

    Varied forms, surface decoration, use of glaze for color combined with science and skill shows the full breadth of possibilities as demonstrated by this selection of ceramics from the Museum's...

    02.19.10

  19. Design Indaba Expo

    Design Indaba Expo

    The very best of contemporary South African design will be shown at the eighth annual Design Indaba Expo, to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 25th to 27th,...

    01.11.11

  20. Akio Nukaga

    Akio Nukaga

    Stop by Heath Ceramics for an extraordinary show and sale of Japanese master potter Aikio Nukaga's hand-thrown vessels—featuring one-of-a-kind, fully functional cups, bowls, platters and...

    03.02.11

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