Humble Ceramics is WHOLESALE ONLY and 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!

HUMBLE CERAMICS ON INSTAGRAM



February 2016


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.


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".



Delphine

Feb 3, 2016

HC + The Art of Tea





Designed exclusively for The Art of Tea, Humble Ceramics is proud to announce these new Matcha cups, and Diamond Cut tumblers - available only via the Art of Tea website.

http://www.artoftea.com/teaware/teacups/humble-ceramic-bowl.html
http://www.artoftea.com/teaware/teacups/humble-ceramic-cup.html

Jan 28, 2016

HC in Bon Appetit Magazine (February 2016) via Zach Pollack



Thanks to Lawson-Fenning for letting us know about our work being used in Bon Appetit's February 2016 issue featuring Zack Pollack delish Valentine's menu.

Check-out the recipes on our wares here:
http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/fava-bean-bruschetta-with-chicory-and-red-onion
http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/butternut-squash-bruschetta-with-pomegranate
http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/amaro-spiked-mocha-with-caramelized-brioche
http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/fresh-pasta-with-clams-and-hot-italian-sausage
http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/yellowtail-crudo-with-citrus-and-avocado
http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/caesar-style-puntarelle

Read more about Zack Pollack and his minimal elegant Los Angeles restaurant Alimento.

HC Spotted in Food & Wine Magazine (January & February 2016)




Humble Ceramics pieces spotted in both January and February issues of Food & Wine Magazine 2016. Thank you!!!

HC Spotted in BRUTUS Magazine Japan (February 2016)



Humble Ceramics canisters spotted in BRUTUS Magazine Japan's GOOD TOOLS CATALOGUE (February 2016). Just ordered an actual issue but you can guess the canisters in the right side ... noticed it on @journaleatrip's Instagram post. Thank you!

http://magazineworld.jp/brutus/

HC Canisters in Premium Magazine Japan (February 2016)


Humble Ceramics canisters spotted in February's issue of Premium Magazine Japan. Thanks to Complex Universal Furniture Supply & Aloha Superette for letting me know ... I had no clue! Yay!


Dec 24, 2015



H
H A
H A P
H A P P
H A P P Y
 H A P P Y   H
H A P P Y   H O
H A P P Y   H O L

H A P P Y   H O L I

 H A P P Y   H O L I D
H A P P Y   H O L I D A
H A P P Y   H O L I D A Y
H A P P Y   H O L I D A Y S
H A P P Y      H O L I D A Y S
H O
H O
H O



Dec 23, 2015

HC in CHICKPEA FLOUR DOES IT ALL cookbook - out in Spring 2016


A BIG congratulations to Lindsey S. Love for creating a stunning cookbook called Chickpea Flour Does it All. If you are not familiar with Lindsey's blog Dolly and Oatmeal ... check-it out NOW ... and it will give you an insight onto what to expect in this beautiful and enticing new vegetarian cookbook for the gluten and dairy sensitive. Humble Ceramics plates and bowls have been used through out the process ... which can be seen on her drool-worthy blog. 

You can pre-order copies here ... and if you can't wait until Spring 2016 ... you can swoon over some recipes at Dolly and Oatmeal.

Can you spot our Stillness plate?

http://www.dollyandoatmeal.com/

Dec 21, 2015

HC in Food & Wine Magazine - December 2015



Thank you Food & Wine for including us in the December issue ... cheers to you all and happy holidays!

HC in Gjelina's cookbook!




I've been sooooo excited about this that I posted it everywhere but here. So better late than never ... Humble Ceramics FS Plates have been used Gjelina's new cookbook (already a best seller from the second it came out!!!). Congratulations to the whole crew and thank you for including us on pages 81 & 180.



Nov 10, 2015

HC in Seasonal Jewish Kitchen cookbook





Check-out this new delish-looking cookbook "The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen" by Amelia Saltsman. In good company, we are on pages 46, 100, 131, 166, 168, 177, 224, 250, 251, and 300. Thank you Kim Wong and Amelia Saltsman for the opportunity! The book looks amazing! And already a best seller!!! Congratulations.


Nov 7, 2015

HC @ Candor Arts Online ... launching Nov. 8, 2015!!!





Humble Ceramics is excited to announce a new store to our roster of amazing retailers. Launching on November 8th, you'll be able to have access to beautiful handmade objects and books many of them made in Los Angeles via this new ONLINE only store called Candor Arts.

"Based in Los Angeles, Candor Arts is a local business providing design services in printed editions and home interiors; design services, hand-crafted goods, and environments that foster candid expression."

http://www.candorarts.com

Oct 16, 2015

Necco's Humble Tasting Menu




We first met Kenji a little more than a year ago as he was about to open Necco; a Japanese Tapas Restaurant in Westwood, Los Angeles. We were lucky to have been chosen as the official plates and to experience the test menu ... pre-launch. Now - one year later, Kenji, inspired by our Vinyl plate, is preparing an anniversary menu named "The Humble Menu" .... 

Kenji's food is both refreshingly simple and complex. For anyone who likes their vegetables, roots and textures, Kenji's vegetable and root-centric menu is the type of food you feel good eating ... healthy without being boring and highly satisfying. Dinner portions could be a little bigger, but flavors and textures more than make-up for the love that goes into every dish!



"Kenji is a choreographer of flavor. 
Some dishes are first devoured with the eyes, 

but Kenji’s food needs to be experienced with the eyes closed 
to fully appreciate to various textures 
and flavor combinations he artistically combines."

~ ~ ~


The Humble Tasting Menu starts October 21 and will last until November (date tbd). 
By reservations only.

Necco
1929 Westwood Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310)446-5241



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


ARTISTIC HABITAT
705 N. Pacific Coast Highway. 
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
310-937-2000
http://www.southbaydigs.com/artistic-habitat/

http://oursouthbay.com/HOME-II-2015/Artistic-Habitat/


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: http://www.lamag.com/guide/shopping/general-store/#sthash.1ZPnoamV.dpuf

http://shop-generalstore.com

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.

https://instagram.com/p/78YvB5LjYg/?taken-by=gardnerjunction

Congratulations to Chef Steve Brown!

GARDNER JUNCTION
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
http://bodhitree.com/
https://www.facebook.com/BodhiTreeBookstore 

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!!!!
http://www.foodandwine.com

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!

Delphine

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