Humble Ceramics does not sell online. Please contact one of our amazing retailers (scroll down and look on the RIGHT side of this blog for a full list) if you are interested in purchasing our work. Thank you!


October 2015

All new retail inquiries will be placed on our waiting list.
We do not know the length of time it will be.

We do not sell online - so please visit the amazing retailers listed on the blog.
Orders can be placed through them
(in case you see something you like online).

Production time is anywhere between 2 to 3 months depending on the size of the order,
unless you pick from shapes we keep in stock (bisque only) ...
and all we need to do is glaze to your color preference.

We are working on organizing, and managing the impact of your wonderful interest in our products ...
and transforming what was once an exploratory hobby
into a full business one learning experience at a time,
one mistake at a time, one faux-pas at a time,
and one #incrediblyprivilegedtobedoingwhatwearedoing day at a time!

Thank you for your patience and understanding ...
and watch Humble Ceramics grow - one piece at a time.
Thank you for being part of this artist' s growing "L.A. story".



Please place your fourth quarter/holiday season orders with us by June/July (if you can)
... it will give us a chance to make everything in time for October. If you wait until the last minute, we cannot guarantee we'll have what you want in stock ...

We are working on accumulating bisque ware for last minute requests ... so all it needs is glazing (3 weeks lead time) ... but we don't necessarily have every form in every size. ... fyi ...

If packing, shipping and/or ocean freight are involved, please take that time into consideration as well!

Please give us 2 to 4 months to make your orders ... if we can do it sooner, we will and let you know as soon as your order is complete.

If packing, shipping and/or ocean freight are involved, please take that time into consideration as well! (truck freight takes 3 days door-to-door, and ocean freight takes about 1 month door-to-door).

Thank yooooouuuuuu!


Oct 5, 2015

HC spotted in Southbay HOME Magazine (October 2015)

Thank you to the lovely Katja Muller from Artistic Habitat for including our Stillness Collection in their beautiful spread for Southbay HOME Magazine's October 2015 issue.

We are also very proud to be available @ Artistic Habitat in Redondo Beach ... where you can place your HC orders. One of the many reasons we are excited to be associated with this company, is the intention and ethics behind their business model. Not only do they have incredible designs, but they are a sustainable and eco-friendly company and we love that!

"Considered a "green" company ... All of Artistic Habitat's woods are either recovered, reclaimed and repurposed, or originate from their reforested plantations and responsibly managed forests across Latin America. Their recovered woods generally come from fallen trees found across Latin American forests and jungles and sometimes even urban settings. Their reclaimed and repurposed woods are salvaged from vintage factories, haciendas and old buildings. Their plantation wood is also responsibly obtained. Their trees are planted in Southern Mexico and Costa Rica, in areas that are in need of reforestation.

excerpt from the Southbay HOME interview

705 N. Pacific Coast Highway. 
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Oct 4, 2015

Congrats to General Store ...

Better late than never ... Congratulations to General Store for being picked as one of LA's best retailers in Los Angeles Magazine BEST OF LA (August 2015). We are privileged to have been included is a ever growing list of amazing potters!

Best Local Ceramists, August 2015
"L.A. is having something of a pottery moment, with regional artists earning a kilnful of international acclaim. General Store in Venice provides one-stop shopping for a host of Los Angeles-based designers: Heather Levine’s rustic lamps and wall hangings, Humble Ceramics’ sturdy dinnerware, A Question of Eagles’ imaginative vases. The streamlined space is an effective backdrop for a less-is-more artistic sensibility."
See more at:

Gardner Junction 15 sec. video

Check-out this awesome 15-second Instagram video about the new Hollywood restaurant GARDNER JUNCTION which just opened a week ago. You can read more about on our previous post.

Congratulations to Chef Steve Brown!

1451 N Gardner St
West Hollywood, CA  
Tel: (323) 450-9021

Oct 1, 2015

Bodhi Tree coming back to life!

Check out the new BODHI TREE Billboard in Venice, on Lincoln Blvd. near Superba! So excited that this iconic bookstore is coming back to life in a new incarnation (online for now) ... Humble Ceramics is honored to be part of it, spirituality being a huge part of the work, and going to the original Bodhi Tree on Melrose since 1982, we were devastated when it closed. But a new incarnation is bringing this beacon of light back to the city of angels. 

More info coming soon 

Sep 30, 2015

HC in Food & Wine Magazine (October 2015)

Waiting in line at the post office ... looking through a few magazines to kill time and here we are on pages 10, 62, 72, 88, 141, and 143! Thank you again!!!!

And congratulations to Chef Timothy Hollingsworth of OtiumLA!!!

Sep 26, 2015

Instagram ...

A few of you have pointed out your frustrations at the amount of pictures I sometimes post. I hear you! I do admit that when I start posting, it usually is in a series, around a theme, or what is happening in one day at the studio. Different angles, different variations, the subtle differences that create the sequencing of a moment, the beauty of a thousand more, different ways of seeing and dissecting that fraction of time and wanting others to see what I see and be moved as I am ... 

Being on Instagram is not about "acquiring" followers, it is about documenting the work, creating a narrative: a diary of the work and process. It is a patchwork of time and moments if you like ...

It is strange trying to find a balance between wanting to share ALL that is happening (always in awe, surprised, in disbelief, and excited like a six year-old girl), wanting to share the beautiful styling and shots of other people using our work (chefs, bloggers, stores, press, etc...), and sharing any bit of good news.

Following quite a few people who post just as much in one go (if not more), my personality does not mind it.  And if it becomes annoying, I just scroll past the posts ... but I understand maybe that's not the case for many. When following a few hundred people, posts get diluted, but if you just follow a few,  I did not think of that scenario until it was gracefully pointed out to me.

These impulses are part of my personality ... (so much creativity wanting to flow out) ... too many pictures on Instagram for many of you (and yet ... wanting to post ten times more but am holding back already!) ... this is certainly a great metaphor, trying to tame those beast, learning to balance and pull back EVEN more! Life is a process, and sometimes, great truths come from strangers who share what they see/experience by our actions. Thank you for the honest feedback - I always appreciate and respect honesty when it comes from a genuine constructive place, even if it's not always easy to hear/read ...

I don't want to make promises I couldn't keep (I tried once before and failed miserably), but will try to slow down (a little) ...

Thank you for your patience and interest in the work!


Sep 24, 2015

HC inside BISTRONOMY cook book ... part 2

OK - part two of this post ...

I just got the book in my hands and it is an instant classic!!! I would have bought it even if I hadn't been in it! And my parisian friends approve and say that they picked the city's best and freshest bistros!

So I couldn't see any credits anywhere, but we are on pages 49, 69, 89, 103, 104, 112, 130, 144, 151, 167 !!!
AND on the cover! How cool is that!!!!

Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

Sep 20, 2015

HC on the cover of BISTRONOMY cookbook

A Humble Ceramics "Stillness Bowl" just made the cover of Jane Sigal's new book BISTRONOMY, as well as a few other dishes ... 

Coming out September 22, 2015, this lovely Rizzoli cookbook completely and utterly captures the soul and charm of Paris bistros.

"French food reimagined by a new generation of chefs. There is a new movement afoot in Paris. Young chefs have turned their backs on stuffiness and are creating an experience that is more fun and a lot less formal. In tiny independent bistros mostly on the outskirts of the city, they are turning out fantastically inventive food that bypasses many of the old sauces and relies instead on the vibrancy of responsibly sourced ingredients. Because they are working in tiny kitchens with little or no staff, advance preparation is esteemed. (Good news for the home cook looking to crib kitchen notes.) Among their tricks (which could fit easily into anyone’s repertoire) are finding inspired uses for humble root vegetables like rutabaga and parsnips, presenting a vegetable raw and cooked in the same dish, and revitalizing the classic crumble for dessert. 

In Bistronomy, Jane Sigal captures these chefs’ creative approach, culling recipes that translate their genius in ways the home cook can achieve. From L’Ami Jean’s chef Stéphane Jégo comes the soulful but unexpected Winter Squash Soup, accented with a cocoa whipped cream. Haricots Verts Salad with Strawberries and Feta is a charmer from Atsumi Sota at Clown Bar. And there is the showstopping Cherry and Beet Pavlova from Sean Kelly. The more than one hundred dishes in Bistronomy prove that these Paris bistros have become the idea factories of the culinary world. Like a trip to Paris, Bistronomy will make you fall in love with French cooking all over again."

- Book Synopsis taken from Amazon

Thank you Jane Sigal, Fredrika, Suzie Myers, Courtney Eckersley, Simon Cooks, Christopher Steighner and all who made this happen! Congratulations, it looks amazing! Wishing the book great success!!!

You can order the book on Amazon

Sep 19, 2015

HC @ Farmshop Tokyo

入り口近くにはグロサリースペースがあって、ロサンゼルス生まれの器ブランド「HUMBLE CERAMICS(ハンブルセラミックス)」などのキッチン雑貨やオリジナルグッズ、食品などが約200種類揃う。ここでしか買うことができないアメリカ産のオーガニックの食材もあるとか。

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Sep 18, 2015

HC used in PANASONIC commercials (Japan)

What a treat to wake up and see an email from Japan mentioning that Humble Ceramics pieces have been used in a series of PANASONIC commercials! Thank you Kimura-san for noticing it and anyone involved in making this happen!

It is an interactive video ... have fun!

Sep 7, 2015

Farmshop Tokyo Opening Sept. 8 !!!

Here is a sneak peak at Farmshop Tokyo opening tonight (in Japan) September 8, 2015!!! Yet another flawless and beautiful Design by Commune Design (this picture is from their Instagram). Located in Futako Tamagawa, this location will sell California wines, salts, coffee, Humble Ceramics, and many more typical Californian and American gourmet items. Farmshop is the brainchild of Chef Jeff Cerciello and his ability to pick incredible teams of talented, dedicated and extraordinary people (a shout out to all who made FS Tokyo happen)!

I don't have an exact address yet ... but coming soon!!!


Sep 3, 2015

HC WABI-SABI pieces now available at INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY

We are excited to have been added to the individual medley of ... INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY! Some Wabi-Sabi pieces are now available at this very cool Atwater Village store, as well as a few canisters ... drop by and say hello to the lovely owners Monica & Justin.

3176 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Tel: 323-665-5344

HC spotted in ELLE A TABLE - JAPAN Sept./Oct. 2015

Humble Ceramics was spotted in Japan's "ELLE a table" magazine (September/October 2015 issue). Don't ask me what is says, but hopefully, this picture is worth a thousand words. Thank you ELLE!

And thank you Erika @ Complex Universal in Tokyo for letting us know!

For all Japanese inquiries regarding Humble Ceramics, please contact Erika Dobashi @ Complex Universal in Tokyo.

Sep 1, 2015

HC used @ KIMIDORI restaurant in Tokyo

Humble Ceramics wares are being used at KIMIDORI restaurant in Tokyo. Asian Fusion, ethnic curry and gyoza.


電話 03-6453-1818
FAX 03-6453-1817
定休日 毎週月曜日、第2・第4火曜日
営業時間 17:30〜23:00(22:30 L.O)
土日のみランチ営業 11:30〜15:00 (LO 14:30)
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Aug 26, 2015

Replenished .... THE PRIMARY ESSENTIALS in Brooklyn!

Replenished .... more canisters, flats, FS plates now available at THE PRIMARY ESSENTIALS in Brooklyn!

New arrivals at both GENERAL STORE

New arrivals at both San Francisco and Venice locations of General Store ... lots of goodies, canisters, bowls, mugs, planters .... you name it! Drop by and say hello.

Adresses on the right of this blog.

HC Wabi-Sabi pieces now used at the new GARDNER JUNCTION in Hollywood

Humble Ceramics is proud to announce the opening of a new restaurant - GARDNER JUNCTION - opening September 22, 2015. Embracing the Wabi-Sabi concept, Humble Ceramics WS wares will be used in harmony with the train station-inspired themed restaurant.

The brainchild of Chef Steve Brown, this new eatery maintains the rising California standard/consciousness around slow-food, locally sourced, non-GMO, farm to table ingredients with integrity ... while also giving back to the community with their non-profit FUTURE CHEFS of AMERICA, LLC. which will send a few lucky under-privileged kids to the Cordon Blue with a full scholarship!

Soft opening / open house on September 14-16
but the OFFICIAL OPENING is September 22, 2015!

1451 N Gardner St
West Hollywood, CA  

Tel: (323) 450-9021

For more information ... please see links below:

Jul 28, 2015

Available for order at FARMSHOP LA

You can order any item, any shape any color at Farmshop in the Brentwood Country Mart.
16oz mugs, 2, 4 and 6 oz tumblers or canisters, Stillness plates, bowls, FS plates, cazuelas, cazuelitas, and more ....

For more pictures, check-out

HC now selling in Portland, Oregon

Humble Ceramics now selling in Portland, Oregon at ALDER & CO. Thank you for your patience!!!

616 SW 12th Ave.
Portland, OR 97205