Shop Summer Lookbook
Photography: June Rustigan
Styling: Lauren Ardis
Location: Destination Eichler
|Mifuko shares the story of how it began and the women's groups and artisans that craft these baskets in the villages of Kenya .|
|Ellen Truijen Little Bridle Bag|
|Ellen Truijen 4 Ways Bag|
|Shop Mute Object Jewelry|
|Shop Tom Pigeon's necklace collection|
|Sue instructing her student.|
|dark clay use for the tea strainer/ potter's wheel|
I'm in awe and an admirer of the craft,as they explained the different clays, glazes, cone firings and equipment. A cup may be a vessel with a simple use. But beyond the function, it's the sum of materials, the tactile and kinesthetic aspects of the craft, combined with the intuitive creative design and time. Plus throw in the science and magic of the kiln and of course, the passion and hard work of the potter making each piece unique. As I drink out of my favorite tumbler, I'm reminded of the love and care that goes into each piece.
|Kelly Kwon with her ceramic pieces|
|Thomas Arakawa / stoneware and wood-fired vessels|
As we catch a glimpse of the process and the studio, it has always been our hope that you share this journey with us to get to know the craft and the people behind the designs that we carry. I have a sincere appreciation for the individuals and the process of each piece that we showcase. We're delighted to support and introduce the beautiful work of these charming, kind and talented group of local makers.