When we started Remodelista a decade ago, the ceramics boom was just getting going; 10 years later, a new crop of ceramicists (mostly women, for some reason) has changed the way we think about dinnerware. Here’s a roundup of 14 women ceramicists we’ve covered over the years, in no particular order.
N.B.: Their work sells out quickly, so it’s wise to add yourself to their mailing lists if you want to be informed when new batches come out of the kiln.
Tracie Hervy Above: We’ve admired Tracie Hervy’s delicate, perfectly proportioned ceramic pieces for a while now; but we hadn’t seen her work in person until this fall’s Field + Supply in Kingston, NY (it was worth the wait). We especially like her Shallow White Stoneware Tray, which is $88 from new online shop Bloomist. Sarah Kersten Above: We first got to know Bay Area ceramicist Sarah Kersten when she exhibited at our Remodelista markets; she’s since gone on to grow her practice to include dinnerware, fermentation jars, covered bowls, and vases. Her Ceramic Nesting Bowls are $65 for a medium size or $260 for a set of three at Food52. Notary Ceramics Above: Founded by Portland, OR-based Sarah Van Raden, Notary Ceramics uses locally sourced clays and is focused on minimal forms (including the Simple Mugs shown above); the pieces are available directly from Notary Ceramics and from Erica Tanov. (And see a French countryside table setting featuring Notary Ceramics in our post Expert Advice: How to Set a Table Like a Frenchwoman.) Clam Lab Above: Clam Lab founder Clair Catillaz 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. (Read more about her practice at Ceramics Inspired by 20th Century Forms.) The Gray Venus Vase shown above is $320 from Primary Essentials. Janaki Larson Above: Janaki Larsen, a potter based in Vancouver, British Columbia, says, ““I love dirt. Everything about it, the colors, the smell, the feel. It wasn’t the academic aspect of art that really interested me, I just wanted to make things.” Her ceramics have a wabi-sabi quality and are glazed in matte blacks, grays, and whites (Janaki refers to these hues as her ‘non-colors'”). Her pieces are available directly from Janaki Larsen. Akiko Above: Akiko Graham, originally from Hokkaido, Japan, makes handmade stoneware tableware—either wheel thrown or slab built—in her Seattle studio. Her work can be seen in some of Seattle and San Francisco’s best-known restaurants (Dahlia Lounge, the Slanted Door, Sitka & Spruce, among others). For ordering information, go to Akiko’s Pottery. Natalie Weinberger Above: Natalie Weinberger is a Brooklyn-based studio potter and ceramic designer working on a range of custom and creative projects; her work can be found at Primary Essentials in Brooklyn. (Also see her ceramic lamps at Object of Desire: Retro Stone-Cold Lamps by a Brooklyn Maker.)