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Issue 84 · In the Art Studio · August 7, 2013

Ceramics Inspired by 20th Century Dishware

Issue 84 · In the Art Studio · August 7, 2013

Just when we thought we'd had our fill of minimalist white ceramics, along comes Brooklyn-based Clam Lab, a line of handcrafted pieces from designer Clair Catillaz. Clam Lab focuses on "elegant, form-focused objects that are made to be touched and used" and are produced in small batches on a human-powered kick wheel or cast from handmade molds.

Ceramics from Clam Lab in Brooklyn, NY, Remodelista

Above: Infinity Bowls, sold in sets of seven nesting bowls, are made from mixed porcelain and stoneware in a range of whites; $300 for the set.

Ceramics from Clam Lab in Brooklyn, NY, Remodelista

Above: Stacks of the studio's Pasta/Entrée Bowl in wheel-thrown white stoneware and finished with a gloss white interior and satin/matte exterior, the two blending at the rim; $50 each.

Ceramics from Clam Lab in Brooklyn, NY, Remodelista

Above: The Teapot is small (holding about 20 ounces and measuring six inches tall) and made from raw, smooth chocolate stoneware with a texture of beach rock. It's lined in satin white and includes a wire mesh tea strainer for loose tea; $200.

Ceramics from Clam Lab in Brooklyn, NY, Remodelista

Above: The Clam Lab line is "sparked by an obsession with 20th century dishware, and guided by ten years of study in studio ceramics." 

Ceramics from Clam Lab in Brooklyn, NY, Remodelista

Above: Glazes at Clam Lab are formulated in small runs, resulting in a subtle spectrum of color. Shown above are Soup Bowls made from wheel thrown stoneware and a hand-mixed oatmeal glaze; $84 for a set of two.

For some of our other favorite small scale ceramics studios, see our previous posts on: Rachel Dormor's Farm-to-Table Ceramics, Soulful Ceramics from Janaki Larsen, and A City of Ceramics by Four Dutch Designers.



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