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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. In Memoriam: Lucienne Day

    In Memoriam: Lucienne Day

    In the early 1950s Lucienne Day (1917-2010) shook the textile industry, inciting a host of copycats and transforming popular taste. Here we revisit a selection of her lively, original designs.

    02.04.10

  4. Stig Lindberg

    Stig Lindberg

    Stig Lindberg (1916-1982) was one of Sweden’s great ceramicists of the 20th century, though, like many designers of his day, he worked in many media—including plastics, textiles, enamel...

    02.04.10

  5. Bjorn Wiinblad

    Bjorn Wiinblad

    Bjorn Wiinblad was a Danish artist born in Copenhagen in 1918. He was educated at the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen and pursued a career in a range of arts including painting, ceramics, stage...

    02.08.10

  6. La Gardo Tackett

    In the late 1950s, Los Angeles based designer La Gardo Tackett (1911-1992) and his family spent 16 months in Japan and, while there, met an importer from Boston and developed the "Forma" line of...

    02.25.10

  7. Eva Zeisel

    Eva Zeisel

    Born in Budapest in 1906, Eva Zeisel (nee Stricker) created the department of ceramic arts industrial design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where she taught until 1952. Her ceramic works are in...

    03.10.10

  8. Tora Urup

    Tora Urup is a designer specializing in the fields of glass and ceramics. Since 2001, she has been running her own design company and producing her designs in collaboration with highly skilled...

    01.10.13

  9. Keiichi Tanaka

    02.18.14

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Phuc Van Dang
    Interviews

    Phuc Van Dang

    Last month artist and designer Phuc Van Dang sent me a note about our mutual love of color. That email exchange led to more, and allowed me to discover more about his varied works. I asked him a...

    05.27.10

  14. Heath LA Visit
    Travel Reports

    Heath LA Visit

    While down in LA for Dwell on Design this year I had a chance to stop into the Heath Ceramics LA shop to look around, check out the Playmountain show which is up now, and have...

    06.28.10

  15. Clover Lee and David Erdman
    Interviews

    Clover Lee and David Erdman

    An installation currently on display at the SCI-Arc Gallery, Immuring by David Clovers, is championing the modern-day fresco.  Curious about the forms and the computational development behind...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.29.10

  16. The Youngest Guns Contest
    A Great Idea

    The Youngest Guns Contest

    Once again, we're jostling our way into the hallowed halls of academia to ask for images of student-created work.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.20.11

  17. Inventables: Materials Database
    A Great Idea

    Inventables: Materials Database

    Zach Kaplan is looking out for the little guys. In 2002, he launched Inventables, an extensive library of high-tech materials from manufacturers and innovators like Dupont and 3Form. The initial...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.11.11

  18. Peru Gift Show 2011
    Travel Reports

    Peru Gift Show 2011

    Greetings from Peru! I'm in Lima reporting from the showroom floors of the National Gift Show and Peru Moda, a fashion tradeshow, taking place April 27th to 30th. An estimated 5,000 people come to...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    04.30.11

  19. Amsterdam Retail Therapy
    Travel Reports

    Amsterdam Retail Therapy

    On a drizzly afternoon in Holland's capital city, I took to the streets, armed with a map, a copy of a great little guide book, Amsterdam Made by Hand, and absolutely no problem getting lost along...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jordan Kushins
    06.27.11

  20. Coverings 2012: Fireclay Tile
    Travel Reports

    Coverings 2012: Fireclay Tile

    Artisanal tile company Fireclay was at Coverings for the first time this year and exhibited their brand of glass and ceramic tile that's a treat to look at and boasts some mighty strong...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    04.21.12

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