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.”
N.B.: This post is an update; the original ran on July 10, 2015.
Frequently asked questions
Where is Paula Greif Ceramics located?
Paula Greif Ceramics is located in Hudson, New York.
What does Paula Greif Ceramics specialize in?
Paula Greif Ceramics specializes in handmade, functional ceramics.
Can I purchase Paula Greif Ceramics online?
Yes, you can purchase Paula Greif Ceramics online through their website.
Does Paula Greif Ceramics offer international shipping?
Yes, Paula Greif Ceramics offers international shipping for their products.
What other products does Paula Greif Ceramics offer?
In addition to ceramics, Paula Greif Ceramics also offers jewelry and home goods.
Are Paula Greif Ceramics products dishwasher safe?
Yes, Paula Greif Ceramics products are generally dishwasher safe, but it is recommended to hand wash delicate items.
Does Paula Greif Ceramics accept custom orders?
Yes, Paula Greif Ceramics accepts custom orders for personalized and unique pieces.
What is the return policy for Paula Greif Ceramics?
Paula Greif Ceramics accepts returns within 14 days of receipt, as long as the item is in its original condition.
Does Paula Greif Ceramics offer wholesale options?
Yes, Paula Greif Ceramics offers wholesale options for retailers interested in carrying their products.
Can I visit the Paula Greif Ceramics shop in person?
Yes, you can visit the Paula Greif Ceramics shop in person at their location in Hudson, New York.