ClayMates

Over the past year my Instagram feed has spun into an almost-solid column of images from ceramic artists. There’s so many talented designers pushing the medium of modern ceramics away from the mundane tea bowls peddled in farmer’s market pottery tents toward something broader, bolder, and more brutal(-ist).

The past months I’ve invested in quite a few pieces, ranging in price from $45 to upwards of $300. These are the artists whose output I’ve been most excited to bring into my home.

BZippy

Bari Zipperstein’s drippy, un-hippie pieces are architectural, textural, and a little bit 80’s. I became a repeat customer right away.

EricRoinestadCeramics

Another L.A. artist like Zipperstein, Eric Roinestad’s work ranges from the graphic and geometric…

EricRoinestad

…to the organic and primitive.

NatalieWeinbergerCeramics

The taller version of this red-clay Pinna Jar by Natalie Weinberger is my favorite find of the summer.

JacobCannonWilson

Jacob Cannon Wilson’s set up two etsy shops, selling two totally different styles of work. (Currently he’s sadly shop-less.) I bought a black banana vase in the same vein as this palm tree number for a hint of Afro-Cuban chic.

AdamGruetzmacherCeramics

And arriving in the mail any day now is this asymmetrical bowl by local artist Adam Gruetzmacher. I politely pestered him for four months to make me a piece like the one pictured above. Pestering pays, let me tell you!

All the mags tell you to invest in up-and-coming artists¬†whose work you admire and which might be worth millions some day.¬†They usually mean paint and canvas type stuff, but I’m more keen on kiln-y creations.

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