More than ever right now, I find myself wanting to make the everyday moments feel a bit more special–and you know what, eating off my Humble Ceramic plates and making a floral arrangement in my Mt. Washington vase are bringing me all of the joy right now. It really is all about the small things! That mug that you grab for each morning that somehow makes your cup of coffee that much more delicious or the beautiful speckled bowl that is the perfect size for my salad and veggie/grain bowl creations. I only have two and wash and use them for almost every meal. There’s something I just love about that. I also like that they’re beautiful but not too precious to give my son to eat with. I wanted to pull together a list of my favorite ceramicists for you and realized when putting this post together that I have so many! And I’ve probably forgotten a few / I know this list is heavy on the Northern California-based potters. So please share any local favorites you have found as I always love discovering new artists. Enjoy–these have become some of the most treasured pieces in our home.
I make a lot of grain and veggie bowls, salads and soups and this is my ideal meal sized bowl. They’re beautifully speckled, have weight to them and are rather indestructible so I feel comfortable giving to Rex to use.
My Alex Marshall collection has grown the most over the past couple of years since meeting Alex and going to her studio in my hometown, Chico. My mom has been gifting me on holidays a few new pieces to complete my set of the matte stone color-way. I even have sweet kid pieces from her past collaboration with Barneys.
My Virginia Sin duo candlestick holder has been getting a lot of play lately–making a simple statement on our dining table with my hot pink candlesticks. She has such cool and unique pieces!
Humble Ceramics doesn’t sell online but they are sold at one of my go-to stores for ceramic pieces, The General Store. These were a gift to myself last year. I pull them out on the regular, and the color makes me so happy! They’re the only colored ceramic plates I own.