Handmade Wine Chillers
Ceramic artist Michael Wisner learned much of his craft from Juan Quezada, the self-invented Mexican master who rediscovered ancient methods of Indian pottery. “I knocked on his door and told him I loved his work,” Wisner said. “And I ended up staying there for three months." During an 18-year period, Wisner estimates, he spent two and a half years with the recipient of Mexico’s coveted National Art Award. “I was keenly interested in his process, his attention to detail and his acute knowledge of materials,” Wisner said. "He’s constantly challenging himself, and you’re imbued with that when you work with him.”
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The Milwaukee-made stainless-steel chiller features two separate temperature zones and can hold 46 bottles of wine. It's approved for indoor or outdoor use and fits beneath most counters.
A limited run of 112 trays was commissioned by the Napa Valley winery Newton Vineyard, each equally suited to serving hors d’oeuvres as wine. Asymmetrical cross-hatching references the region’s terraced topography.
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Tactile and organic, these handmade pendants combine the neutral tones of kiln-fired terra-cotta with a shiny, white porcelain glaze.
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