"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." - Albert Einstein
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To everyone and anyone who has shown interest in Humble Ceramics ... a big and huuuuuuge thank you!
Humble Ceramics continues to grow fast, yet, it is still in its infancy stage (we just signed on a new space Jan. 28, 2014, and we ordered a brand new kiln - but until it is build and operational and all orders have been caught up ... still working mostly from home and driving to multiple studios around Los Angeles). At this time, Humble Ceramics can no longer accept any new store, restaurant or even private orders for 2014 - this is temporary (if interested - you will be placed on a waiting list and contacted when there is time to create enough merchandize). Humble Ceramics has been spreading itself a little too thin, and current stores and restaurants suffer the consequences through long waits. Humble Ceramics would not be where/what it is today without the amazing support of these current stores, restaurants, chefs and designers currently working with yours truly - and I want to pull back a little and really focus on them in the next few months. Having so many of you show interest in my work has been/is still mind boggling and very seductive; I want to say yes to everyone - but that just doesn't work and is unfair to those who have been extremely patient and supportive from the early beginnings!
Humble Ceramicsjust ordered a big-ass industrial gas kiln (40 Cubic feet!!!), and will eventually get extra wheels and any other equipment that will allow what has become a very unexpected "brand" to mature into its potential and deliver work in a reasonable amount of time.
Please be patient ... and watch Humble Ceramics grow - one corked jar or cazuela at a time.
To wrap up the year - Humble Ceramics would like to say thank you to those who have been there from the very beginning and have become my number one priority:
~ a-z ~ BLUEZOO DEKOR
FARMSHOP FIFTYSEVENLA GENERAL STORE OK
THE PRIMARY ESSENTIALS
TWIG & TWINE
and to the current collaborations in the wings - you know who you are and will be added to the above list once the work has been completed. If we have interacted in the past and talked about potential projects and/or collaborations - your place is on the waiting list anyways and will be honored in chronological order.
Thank you for being part of this growing "L.A. story".
Wishing you all a happy holiday season!
PS: If you live in or travel to Los Angeles and would like to come see the studio or take a look at my current inventory ... email me and we can arrange a quick visit.
Today was quite a day - and it started with a visit from Tim Roberts who made these amazing hand-carved spoons. We wanted to see if they'd be a good fit with Humble Ceramics salt jars and large bowls ... and I think we have a hit! Right now, these are just prototypes ... but we hope to make these available sooner than later.
The latest batch is already reserved for Farmshopla, General Store, and OK the store ... nonetheless, I'm always so excited when they are done ... just like pulling fresh cupcakes from the oven! More soon.
Humble Ceramics is proud to say that today - January 28, 2014 - we've just signed a 5-year lease on a space South of downtown Los Angeles - just across USC. HC is sharing the space with Nonato Ceramics and possibly a third party (you know who you are) will join us sometime in the future. There is a lot of work that needs to be done before we can even move in, and while a brand new 40-cubic foot shuttle gas kiln is currently being built by the one-and-only Mr Paul Geil, a lot of equipment still needs to be purchased and delivered ... and we'll let you imagine the rest. Moving forward!!! We hope to be operational by May/June of this year.
Humble Ceramics was featured today January 14, 2014 on the exquisitely tasteful blog Remodelista (which I've been a fan of for yeeeeaaaaaarrrrs!) Thank you Izabella for the lovely quicky-peek into my world. You can read the full entry here.
If you are interested in purchasing work by Humble Ceramics, please take a look at the retailers on the left side of this blog (they each carry very different items). If you live out of state, unfortunately, at this time I do not have the time to ship or take pictures of the inventory as it changes daily. I do not have a price list at this time either but all that will eventually change ... 2014 will be the year of a professional space and a brand new Cone 10 gas downdraft shuttle kiln and some working elves to come and help me grow! Imagine the potential!!!
As always - I can't decide which picture to put up so here are way too many. These were made for a wedding registry, and the rough looking one (made with Black Mountain Sculpture) is a prototype. One had a reaction in the kiln which means only two out of these five will land in a store - soon.