When we first met ceramic artist Paula Greif back in 2012, she had set out to make every utensil in her Brooklyn kitchen herself out of clay (see The Handmade Kitchen; we date our infatuation with small-batch pottery to that post—and Paula’s work remains the standard bearer.) Since then, the former graphic designer and director of music videos and commercials has devoted herself full time to her ceramics, and set a new goal: to establish her own all-in-one studio and home in an impossibly skinny three-story structure in Hudson, New York. Join us for a tour.
Photography by Justine Hand for Remodelista, unless otherwise mentioned.
The Living Quarters
Paula looked for white appliances and paired an Ikea built-in range (a since-discontinued model) with a Whirlpool cooktop and a 24-inch-deep Summit refrigerator (“the cheapest counter depth at the time”), both special ordered for her by her local Home Depot in Catskill. Paula sprang for a Bosch dishwasher and vent—”worth it for their soundlessness.” Paula’s Grohe Minta Pull-Out Spray Faucet came from Faucet Direct: “I blown away by the service; I had to exchange things and there were no questions asked and shipping was free.” The Ikea aluminum tab cabinet pulls are “not bad knockoffs of Sugatsune.”
Find her latest on Instagram @paula_greif. Paula has also recenty begun offering some exclusive new work at Battle Br0wn, a neighboring antiques shop at 528 Warren Street in Hudson.
Where Paula goes, we follow. Take a look at her previous Brooklyn apartment and peruse more of her ceramics.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original ran on July 10, 2015.
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