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Xiem Spring Ceramic Art Fair and Studio Sale - May 9th and 10th, 2014

Friday May 9th: 6:00pm – 9:00pm & Saturday May 10th: 10:30am – 4:30pm

1563 N. Lake Ave. Pasadena, CA 91104
http://www.xiemclaycenter.com/Events/Current.aspx

It would be lovely to see you!


December 2013

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). We hope to be in the new space by early summer, but taking it one day at a time.

At this time
(this is temporary) Humble Ceramics can no longer accept any new stores, restaurants, misc. collaborations or even private orders for 2014 and possibly parts of 2015 - (if interested - you will be placed on a waiting list and contacted when we are settled in the new space and we are able to take on new relationtionships).

This is happening because 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 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!


A large 40 cubic-foot shuttle kiln is currently being built by Geil Industries for Humble Ceramics, and we will eventually get extra wheels and any other equipment that will allow what has become this 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
TURPAN
TWIG & TWINE
XIEM


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".


Delphine

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.

humbleceramics@gmail.com

Apr 18, 2014

Humble Ceramics update as of April 18, 2014



We are working on the new space - slowly, surely, one day at a time.  It is and will remain very raw, austere-like.  It will be more like a small-scale manufacturing facility which will allow Humble Ceramics to produce more work; to keep up with the growing interest/demand and spread our creative 'maker' wings.  At this time, there is a lot to do, we still do not have a kiln,  we have a long road ahead before we can move in.  Most of the work you see in the stores, on instagram, pinterest and this blog is still made in my home studio and then transported to the various studios around town for bisquing and glazing. 

2014 is about turning this location into a functional space where we can produce better pieces with a faster turn-around. The goal is to create a catalogue and a full line of dinnerware and objects, but right now, if you walk into one of the few stores that do sell Humble Ceramics, the pieces are done by tiny batch so if you see something you like, don't wait too long.

To the stores and chefs on the waiting list ... I am not forgetting about you! When the time comes and we contact you, you will get the same care and attention as the current stores (listed on the blog). Once a relationship is established, then you are in ...

Once we are fully functional we will organize a tour or an open studio visit/event and start taking on orders - and who knows .... maybe create an online store as well (probably in 2015).

Thank you for your interest and patience.

Delphine

Mar 30, 2014

RIP - Joe Soldate (March 2014)


Joe Soldate was the inventor of Soldate 30 & Soldate 60 clay bodies which are some of the stoneware bodies Humble Ceramics uses on a monthly basis.  Soldate 60 was also the first clay we learned on in our very first pottery class. We used to see him around the studio - always in a good mood - teasing us and a bit naughty at times (in a good way), and always generous with wise advice. He and Judith Grimes (another lovely talented potteress/artist we lost last year) were often seen together chatting away. He will be missed.

http://www.xiemclaycenter.com/
http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/art/gallery.php
http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/maps/index.php

Mar 27, 2014

HC picked as one of Christy Coleman's faves



Thank you to Christy Coleman - make-up artist to the stars - for picking Humble Ceramics jars as one of her favorite products of the moment.  You can read her interview and see her full list on the links below.



New shipment of HC goods now @ The Primary Essentials - Brooklyn (March/April 2014)


Yeah to Lauren Snyder and her amazingly cool store The Primary Essentials. Congratulations for being named one of the best places to visit in Brooklyn. And thank you for mentioning Humble Ceramics. A large new order of work has arrived ... lots of jars, some Apple Seed vases and a few large bowls!!!!!


http://theprimaryessentials.com/

Mar 25, 2014

HC in Campari & Sofa Blog


It is always intriguing and fascinating to hear someone's process and why they are drawn to an object, a texture, a shape or a color palette. A Humble Ceramics 'stillness bowl' prototype was recently spotted in the lovely bog Campari & Sofa. You can read the whole excerpt there. (Just a tiny correction ... the maker is from Belgium ...)

Mar 19, 2014

Farmshop's New Website



Farmshop has a new and improved website and featured the loveliest unexpected little paragraph on Humble Ceramics which has been selling in their artisan market for the past 2 years. Humble Ceramics wouldn't be what it is today (and this is the just the beginning) without the incredible staff support and - of course - their amazing customers of good taste! Thank you Emiliano, Kurt, Ben, Josh, Katie, Jessica, et all the other friendly faces whose name I forget ...).

A special shout-out to Executive Chef Joshua Drew who has been my biggest patron/supporter and gave me the confidence to jump and get my own space and own kiln.

http://farmshopca.com/

BLUEZOO Chef paintings on Humble Ceramics canvases




HC in Vegetarian Times (April/May 2014)

 

A Humble Ceramics 'FS plate' was used in the April/May 2014 issue of Vegetarian Times. Check out the delicious recipe on Page 24. Thank you Kim Wong!

FIFTY SEVEN opens March 27th!


Congratulations to David Nayfeld for an incredible profile in Vogue and thank you for mentioning Humble Ceramics! Wishing you all a smashing success - season after season - you have set the bar very high!

Fifty Seven opens on March 27 at 
712 South Santa Fe Avenue
Domntown Los Angeles
213.816.8157


VOGUE
Travel & Lifestyle

Overheard: Eleven Madison Park Alum David Nayfeld Helms L.A.'s Fifty Seven

Mar 18, 2014

HC plate spotted in Wolfgang Puck's latest cookbook



A Humble Ceramics plate was used in Wolfgang Puck's latest book "Wolfgang Puck Makes It Healthy" - coming out Today March 18. 2014. Check out the Citrus Glazed Halibut (styled by Kim Wong)! Thank you Kim!

HC spotted in Refinery29 Blog


Better late than never, Humble Ceramics was spotted in Refinery29 Blog as one of "22 Gorgeous Ceramic Pieces With MAJOR Charm" ... #15. Thanks Jessica Velez!

http://www.refinery29.com/ceramics#slide-1

HC Spotted in Kinfolk Magazine Volume 11


Thanks to the General Store mavens Hannah and Serena for including two Humble Ceramics cazuelitas and one salt jar for a Kinfolk dinner at home feature in the magazine Volume 11. Read all about it starting on Page 102.

Feb 17, 2014

HC in Food & Wine Magazine (March 2014)





A Humble Ceramics small FS plate was used in the March issue of Food & Wine magazine. A limited quantity of these plates are currently available @ Farmshop in the Brentwood Country Mart.

Thanks Food & Wine! Thanks Suzy!