Group Partner is a Brooklyn based ceramic studio created in 2012 by “neo-hippy” Isaac Nichols and “radical feminist” Steph Smith. Following the internet’s embrace of his “girl” and “face” pots, Isaac struggled alone. In 2015, Isaac crossed paths with “radical Feminist” Steph Smith, a recent recipient of the extremely marketable and respected Feminist Theory Degree from Evergreen University. The two have worked together side by side since early 2015, “righting the wrongs of humanity” one pot at a time.
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I believe in sentiments, fresh flowers, and the people that treasure them too. The Object Enthusiast is my blog and shop where I share life lessons and the vessels that fill the spaces in between. Here, I create heirlooms for the modern traditionalist. Holding a mound of clay and working with it until it becomes another person’s treasure truly makes my heart full.
Each piece of work is unique and designed and produced by potter Rachel Grenon. The artist hails from the Saguenay region and opened her studio in March 2004 in Bromont in the Cantons de l’Est where her inspiration and creativity is fed by the majestic mountains and valleys of the area. The generous plates, bowls, and serving platters are perfect for entertaining and certain to catch the attention of your guests.
Owner, maker, and designer of her namesake brand, Kinska is a London-based ceramic maker. She was a fashion designer until she found clay, and now sells her work throughout Europe. The Argentinian designer handcrafts her pieces with lots of love and authenticity to create something special.
Carole Epp is a Canadian ceramic artist whose work branches off into two distinct bodies of work wherein she produces lines of sculptural and functional objects. She is also the editor of Musing About Mud
, an online blog that showcases information, calls for entry, exhibitions, and artist profiles related to the ceramic arts.
American ceramist Brett Freund has studied extensively throughout the United States, receiving an MFA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. His geometric, multi-faceted ceramic works use bold, bright colours and strong black lines to create pieces with incredible shape and texture.
Lindsey Hampton is a multidisciplinary artist and designer living and working in Vancouver, Canada. With a background in graphic design, Lindsey’s ceramic work uses pastel colours, patterns, and bold shapes.
As an artist, I believe an object tells a story. My work is inspired by functional objects that have been present throughout history- a cup, a plate, a spoon, a water jug… timeless, clean, and simple. Traveling in the Mediterranean as a child, I became acutely aware of the handmade in the region. Its architecture and artifacts awakened an artistic sensibility that has shaped my life and work.
Currently living in Toronto, Lindsay Montgomery is an artist who works with a number of different forms, including ceramics. Her pieces work through concepts of death, family, beauty, and history.
Heather Braun Dahl created Dahlhaus out of a love of creating beautiful objects to be cherished and used in the home. Heather’s life post-art school involved traveling and starting a family. During the next 6 years, Heather would make ceramics out of a community centre pottery studio, teach art classes to kids, and paint in her stairwell while taking care of her growing family. In 2007, Heather launched her dream – a studio practice that brought both her ceramics and painting practices under one roof.
From a young age, Cathy Terepocki developed an appreciation for materials, an awareness of how things were put together and where things came from. She grew up around handmade objects where materials were recycled to create something new. Fences were mended, sweaters darned, old shirts and dresses made into quilts. Creativity and innovation were a way of life.
In 2013, with a Bachelor of Design under her belt, Milly set about on a six-month study sojourn to Montreal. It was here that her true appreciation for clay was first realised, and so upon returning to Sydney, Australia, she launched her eponymous label. Since then, Milly has fast become known for her distinctive marbling effects and geometric pattern work that challenge conventional expectations of tableware.