There is no shame in my pottery (or ceramic) hoarding game. It’s 3-dimensional art that can be collected and displayed together or alone (like a vase) and when it’s handmade by an artist, it adds so much soul to your house. It’s one of the few things (along with art) that I always grab at the flea market even when I don’t have a place for it because when it’s good, you can’t pass it up. But not everyone has access to amazing flea markets here in LA like we do. And because I believe in the power of pottery and ceramics (plus, I just can’t imagine ever styling out a room without it), we decided to put together a big listing of 22 of our favorite sources and artists with some of our product picks from each in case you want to snag some. Give these people a hand because they are making our projects and homes SING. Many we’ve used in our own EHD projects, others we’ve just been admiring from afar, so dig through and I hope you can find some new design crushes among the pack.
Passing the keyboard (ha, not really) to Jess to walk you through:
MQuan Studio: Would this even be an EHD ceramics post without Michele Quan?? NO, no it would not. Her pieces are some of our all-time favorites and Emily/team have used her work in countless rooms. They are the epitome of modern and organic and they are somehow even more beautiful in person.
Heath Ceramics: This San Francisco-based company is all about integrity, transparency and beautifully made ceramics and tile. They don’t come cheap but they will last you a lifetime. We have one of their studio mugs in our office and it’s always a silent fight on who gets “the pretty mug.”
Ben Medansky– We are all basically fan girls of Ben. His pieces are unexpected and undoubtedly cool. We might have also just shot his studio for the book and it might kill us to wait until next year to show you.
Sophie Alda Studio: It’s almost impossible to not fall for these vessels. The signature electric blue is currently VERY on-trend but there is something still very timeless about her pieces that make us want them all…especially the extra large jug eared vase.
Sheldon Ceramics: If you are looking for beautiful ceramics in simple delicate shapes then look no further than Sheldon Ceramics. Another EHD favorite, these extremely wonderful makers create ceramics that bring an effortless depth to any space. We are definitely partial to the moon vases.
Danny Kaplan Studio: Danny’s pieces somehow look vintage from the day they are born…well, made. Ceramics can’t be born. They walk the line between traditional and modern effortlessly. Plus, we are suckers for tiny handled vases.
Melinda Forster: Remember when Em went to LA’s Downtown Modernism last year and found the coolest pieces ever? Well, if not go check out the post but it was there she met the ever-talented Melinda Forester. Her pieces are unique abstracts that make our hearts sing.
Ren Vois: A heaven of pastels. Their simple, soft shapes combined with a color palette that will instantly boost your mood make them an obvious EHD pick.
Farmhouse Pottery: You have probably seen them out in the world and loved them just as much as us. They are the perfect accent to almost any space because of their neutral color palette and simple shapes.
Bobbie Specker: Bobbie was one of the most exciting finds during the Portland Project decor process. Her pieces are modern, graphic and bring insane style to a room as you can tell from ALL the examples in the Portland Project.
Helen Levi: If you are looking for beautiful ceramics that are both organic and colorful then look no further than Helen. She is best known for her dipped marbled design but has some other wonderful collections you should absolutely check out.
Bzippy & Co.: There are quite a few of us here at EHD that are saving all of our pennies for a Bzippy piece of our own. We are particularly in love with the pieces that incorporate ropes. So freaking unique and special.
Blake Beaudette: You may remember when Blake took our blog by storm when EHD alum designer Mel Burstin introduced his work in her first MOTO as her then boyfriend (now good friend). We love his footed vessels and now he is also working with wood accents and man is it good.
Sarah Nedovic: If you are looking for one of the coolest and most unique lamps out there, look no further than Sarah Nedovic. Now, we have not inquired about pricing but boy would these be a worthwhile investment.
Light & Ladder: Elegant and modern are the first two words that come to mind when we think of these guys and their planters. But their pieces also have a dose of playfulness that makes them basically perfect.
I & You Ceramics: Jess stumbled upon this Barcelona-based ceramic company when she was designing her MOTO. She understandably fell hard and purchased one of their pom cups that currently lives in her kitchen. Their pieces are honestly just very cool, especially the large round handle mug.
Oh Hey Grace: Looking for something actually unique?? How about a little ceramic house with a vase? Then you NEED to know Australian artist Grace Brown. She has some of the most awesome ceramic objects we’ve seen in a while. Please enjoy. 🙂
Paola Paronetto: Paola is insanely talented and has made the papier-mâché look the most chic. Here is another artist’s work that will add a lot of texture and visual interest to whatever room is lucky enough to have a piece of her’s in it.
Sin Ceramics: A new ceramic cult favorite. Virginia Sin is another extremely talented ceramicist whose basket-esque looking bowls and candlestick holders have been in the spotlight recently. Still a small maker brand, she is getting bigger and diving into some very special accent tables and lights.
Romina Gris: Yes, her work is incredibly cool. Romina is another Barcelona-based artist on our list, whose work is architectural and effortlessly contemporary. We are particularity in love with her striped series.
Sara Paloma: A VERY happy Etsy find if we do say so ourselves. Sara describes her work as “Iconic Stoneware Pottery” and we agree. It’s beautiful, modern and just rustic enough to pair with any style.
We hope you as inspired and in love with these artists as we are. We also know that the price tags are not exactly “budget” on many if not most of these pieces, but when someone has spent years working on their craft and each piece is handmade with love, it’s is understandable that they come at a price.
Did you like seeing the smaller artists we are into? Would you like to see more in other mediums (furniture makers, lighting design, woodworkers)? Let us know how you are feelin’ about it. xx