Art Direction and Styling by Studio Marcus Hay, Inc.
Photography by Winky Lewis
Words by Desi Van Til
Join us on a journey to Maine to meet Michele Michael, the heart and hands behind Elephant Ceramics, a unique line of hand-made ceramics beloved for their organic shape and palette that so specifically reflect the place that inspires them.
It all started on a visit to Michele’s local Brooklyn ceramics studio where she was searching for pieces for her thriving prop styling business. She never predicted an on-the spot decision to take a class would lead to a crucial pivot in her life.
Michele’s newfound love for ceramics inspired her to leave NYC in search of a more meditative space, and lead her to a wooded property on the banks of the Eastern River, a stone’s throw from mid-coast Maine.
Inside Michele’s beautiful barn studio we learn about her unique ceramic-making process, her obsession with the color blue, and just how she managed to get the artists ideal triumvirate: Space. Time. Beauty.