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!
!!! CHEFS !!!!
We are getting backed-up with orders - we need minimum 3 to 4 months lead time to fullfill your order (depending on the size).
Our process takes time!
PLEASE PLAN AHEAD!!!



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Currently, we do not sell online.

At this time, Humble Ceramics is available to retailers, designers, hospitality and media only.

For new wholesale inquiries, please contact us at info@humbleceramics.com
or go to http://www.humbleceramicswholesale.com/

All new store inquiries will be put on a waiting list


Production time is anywhere between 8 to 12 weeks
(possibly more) depending on the size of the order
or if we have to make your items from scratch,
unless you pick from shapes we keep in stock
at the time of the inquiry (bisque only) ...
and all we need to do is glaze to your color preference.
This timing does not include shipping.

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".

To see Delphine's petites sculptures, please go to
http://www.delphinelippens.com/



Delphine





Mar 31, 2018

AMBER INTERIORS opening April 6 in Pacific Palisades



Amber Interiors is growing with a second location opening on April 6, 2018 in Pacific Palisades! Congratulations on the expanding success!

(You can find our Greystone work at the Pacific Palisades location, Greystone and Sandstone at the original Calabassas location.)

Calabasas
23528 Calabasas Road
Calabasas CA 91302

Opening April 6th 2018
Pacific Palisades
859 N Swarthmore Ave
Pacific Palisades CA 90272


Mar 30, 2018

YARDBIRD Southern Table & Bar opens April 6, 2018






Welcome to the new kid in town, YARDBIRD Southern table & bar is opening April 6, 2018 at the newly re-imagined Beverly Center ... and we are proud to have made "a few" pieces for them ...

"Founder and award-winning restaurateur John Kunkel and the Chef Patrick Rebholz joined us live with a taste of Yardbird.  Yardbird is literally known for the Best Fried Chicken & Waffles, Deviled Eggs and biscuits!! And now they have landed in LA!! Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is set to open April 6th in the newly reimagined Beverly Center. Known as a house of worship to farm fresh ingredients, classic southern cooking, culture and hospitality, Yardbird Los Angeles will be a welcomed extension of the current locations in Miami, Las Vegas and Singapore. The best in class, casual restaurant concept known for offering a unique and authentic dining experience is built around the culture and traditions that are emblematic of the South. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar Los Angeles will be open seven days a week, serving lunch weekdays and dinner until 11:00 PM nightly. They will also be serving their foot stompin’, soul healin’ brunch on the weekends. For more information, please visit their website,  Twitter @YBSouthern Instagram @YBSouthern and Facebook#SouthernWays." 

- via KTLA5's appreance on March 30, 2018

You can see a little preview here (if the video above does not play):
http://ktla.com/2018/03/30/yardbird-southern-table-and-bar-opening-april-6-at-beverly-center/

Find out more about Yarbird here https://www.runchickenrun.com/location/los-angeles/


A visit by The Avantgartist's Nicole Fani



 

 

"Have you ever made a purchase and felt an instant connection with the artist/designer behind the piece? This was my instant reaction when I first laid my eyes on the stunning ceramic works of Delphine Lippens, creator and artist behind Humble Ceramics. Her work spoke to me with such a talent for creating grounded and elegant pieces that could withstand the test of time, I knew this was for me. I purchased my first couple of dinner plates and from there I was hooked! Growing up with a father who founded a company that manufactures cookware, dinnerware, and houseware my love for all things ceramics is genetic and runs deep through my blood. When I had the pleasure of meeting with Delphine and speaking to her about the beginnings of her company, and the moments that lead to where she is now, I was utterly inspired! She is one of the most insightful and true individuals I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. It was a beautiful conversation where I found myself connecting on an even deeper level about life and how the universe always works on a scale, a balancing act. I truly believe that if you are lucky enough to have one or more of her stunning works in your home collection that you are graced with beauty and a piece you can pass down for generations to come! Delphine was so kind giving us a look inside of her studio space. I hope you enjoy this peek into where she creates such beauty with spirituality and love. " - Excerpt by Nicole Fani


A few weeks back, we had the pleasure of hosting the lovely Nicole Fani of the fun and colorful blog The Avantgartist. It was a magical day spent playing with flowers and ceramics ... and at the end of the afternoon, we sat down to talk and got to know a little more about one another.  Today, you can see that conversation and the rest of the profile (and pictures) on her blog as she profiled her experience at the studio.

Thank you Nicole! It was a pleasure meeting and getting to know you!

Photography by Grace Yoon   http://www.greyandelle.com/

http://www.theavantgartist.com/the-nittygritty/2018/1/29/the-nitty-gritty-on-humble-ceramics


Mar 25, 2018

General Store is growing!


General Store is spreading its wings! As if orchestrated, both California locations have expanded their footprint and have opened within days of each other! San Francisco has a second location, and the Venice location just doubled in size by taking over the space next door which means twice the goodies to choose from! Venice will have more vintage clothes and the second northern California location will focus on the Home/Lifestyle aspect ...
Come by and check them out!

  • Los Angeles
  • 1801 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA 90291
  • San Francisco - ORIGINAL
  • 4035 Judah St. San Francisco, CA 94122
  • San Francisco - NEW
  • 3928 Irving Street. San Francisco, CA 94122
https://shop-generalstore.com/

Mar 21, 2018

Hello Seattle! We are now at STOCK and PANTRY!


313 E Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98122
Monday - by Appointment
Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 7pm
Sunday Noon - 5pm
HOME • LIFE • STYLE

We are so so proud to be in the exquisite new Seattle store STOCK & PANTRY.  Can you spot us in the window? Thanks Sasha! Love love loooove your aesthetic!

Mar 12, 2018

Coffee, Cycling and Conversation at CAPTAIN + STOCKER




If you love cycling, coffee and connecting with other like-minded people ... Captain + Stocker is the place for you. We are delighted to have our tumblers used in this new Monterey hotspot. Petersen & Wendy Conway fell in love with this concept while travelling abroad and wanted to bring the experience back home.

Named for the positions on a tandem bicycle, owners Wendy and Peterson Conway's vision is to promote connection and conviviality in our tech-fragmented world, and to provide really great coffee served by nice, humble baristas! To that end they're recreating their warm Carmel Valley farmhouse kitchen at 398 Franklin St. and roasting some very special Australian-influenced coffee to be enjoyed at communal tables. They also serve baked goods made with seasonal ingredients fresh from their own farm and wheat from Peter's grandfather. - Via Edible's Instragram
You can read an awesome article on the Conways in Edible Magazine

398 E Franklin Street
Monterey, California 93940
Monday – Sat | 6:30 – 2 pm
https://www.captainandstoker.com/


Mar 9, 2018

Somni at SLS Beverly Hills


SOMNI is a unique dining concept from @chefjoseandres and @thinkfoodgroup Culinary Director @aithor_zabala | #somnirestaurant somni.tocktix.com

Lodged in the back of SLS Beverly Hills, Somni, a new high-end 10-seat restaurant, is now where SAAM used to be.   The dining experience will make you feel like you are seeing inside Chef Aithor Zabala's creative mind and that you are eating a piece of his art! On the first of the month, you can buy tickets for the following month ..  reservations on Tock. There are two seatings nightly, one at 6 p.m. and another at 8:30 p.m., with three wine pairings ranging from $175 and up to $500 per person. The juice pairing costs $75 a person. We are proud to have a few of our pieces used for this unique concept. Congratulations Aithor and the whole team!

SOMNI @ SLS Hotel - Beverly Hills
465 S. La Cienega Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90048 

Feb 28, 2018

Amanda Gilbert Meditation




Back in January, we had the pleasure of meeting Amanda Gilbert,  a Mindfulness and Meditation teacher who also teaches companies and corporations. As like-minded souls, we resonated and we were honored to have our ceramics included in her branding shoot - mindfulness can come in many forms and so it made sense ... above are some of the lovely pictures. You can learn more about AGM on her site* https://www.amandagilbertmeditation.com/

*"Meet Amanda Gilbert! Amanda is a modern day teacher, guide and facilitator in meditation and mindfulness. She has been a meditator for 14 years, and teaches publicly, privately and for corporations in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Her passion for sharing meditation comes from her own life experience where meditation not only healed her from a traumatic life event, but catapulted her into living a life filled with meaning, purpose, optimal health, joy and awakening."




Feb 13, 2018

HC mentioned in LA Magazine online ...




So this was unexpected: my friend sent me a link to the above ... thanks for including us LA Magazine! It's always fun to see where we fit-in in the immense pool of talented clay artists ... !

Feb 1, 2018

Chef Jay Booker


Yum! In collaboration w/ Feastly*,  photographer Aaron Lyles of Pixellab has been shooting a series of Chef portraits, and this one is around Chef Jay Booker. Sometimes, they use our ceramics and this time was a great fit.  I don't know much about Jay, excerpt that his food looks like what I'd like to eat at every meal ... check out the full series of photographs at https://pixellab.pixieset.com/chefjaybrooker/

* "... Feastly is a growing community of eaters and chefs who want more from dining. Feasters seek authentic food, served around big tables with good people. They are adventurous, but remember their humble food beginnings. A Feaster may be just as excited about an inviting bowl of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich as she is for a goat roast. And, our chefs are a talented, hospitable group of food lovers with incredible abilities to turn their homes into warm, inviting spaces filled with the wonderful flavors and aromas of their favorite dishes ..."  - (excerpt from their website)


Photo: Aaron Lyles/ PIXELLAB Photography & Design.

instagram: @pixellabrats
facebook: @pixellab.us

Shot at Feastly:
instagram: @eatfeastly

Tribali Foods Packaging






One late evening, I was looking for something in the frozen section of my local supermarket. My eyes kept sweeping the rows of prepared foods until they landed on a packaging that caught my attention. I thought Wait a minute, that bowl looks familiar! No! Is it ours? Turns out it was our Stillness Bowl on 2 out of 3 of their packaging ... the brand? Tribali Foods. What pleased me even more is that this is a product that is Organic, Non-GMO, that the animals were grass-fed, raised without hormones or antibiotics ... so if you eat meat, those are really important points ... so I'm always a huge supporter of good sense! And yes, I bought some and cooked them that night ... how could I resist.

Thanks for using us!

https://tribalifoods.com/


Jan 28, 2018

Power Plates Cookbook





We are honored to have our work included in Gena Hamshaw's latest cookbook POWER PLATES: 100 Nutritionally balanced, one dish vegan meals (January 28, 2018). You might know Gena from her delicious blog & Instagram The Full Helping.

You can spot our work on pages -6, 20, 36, 48, 56, 60, 64, 69, 72, 87, 91, 96, 100, 102, 121, 141, 161,162,167,168,183, 191, 204, 207, 214, 220 & 248 !!!

Jan 20, 2018

Humble Hummus



We had the pleasure of meeting blogger Sharon Brenner of Record in the Den when she came to the studio to shoot  a hummus recipe that was probably one of the best I've ever had ... I think the interview was never in the cards but after talking for a little bit, I think we were both inspired (while eating her delicious hummus) ... and here is what she wrote below!


" The first time I met Delphine I wasn't actually meeting Delphine. I came across Humble Ceramics when I was browsing to make a big adult purchase of ceramics, and was immediately struck by her sandstone plates; the warm colors, the earthy exposed texture of the clay, the simplicity of the lines and shapes, the wide open spaces...they felt perfectly minimalist yet still full of character.

When I visited Delphine at her studio, I was silently shocked by how perfectly I had been drawn to her work without even knowing it.  Between entering the studio door under a fig tree to the desert tones that she described had inspired the pieces I purchased, I knew our meeting was more than coincidence. In that conversation I understood that Delphine's connection to her work is universes beyond a passion for pottery and growing a business. Humble's pieces are indeed a direct reflection of something intensely genuine and admirable. As she described her feelings behind concepts of duality that go into designing each piece, and how she felt humbled when she started working with clay, it was obvious to me that the joy I was getting from my plates and mugs at home was something that had been directly transmitted from Delphine's hands through each piece her studio produces.

When I got home from that meeting I re-read the 'About Us' page on Humble's website.  It conveyed a mission of polarity, being grounded, appreciation of imperfections, and strength conveyed through simplicity, all of which is clear from the expertise, thoughtfulness and intention in each piece. I looked in my cupboard at the beautiful bowls and plates, the mug with the strong heavy bottom, the gorgeous colors of the sandstone and glaze. All these ideas are indeed conveyed to me through Delphine's work, and in the end, it was me who was humbled by the ceramics and her spirit.

Among other things, Delphine and I got to talking about hummus. I grew up eating homemade hummus before it was a grocery store staple. Knowing the passion that follows this unassuming dish in other parts of the world, I thought it was very fitting that hummus would represent Humble Ceramics. It might seem like an easy dish to some, but truly good hummus that you want to eat straight with a spoon is a true art form. How to cook the beans, the type and amount of tahini to use, mastering the ratio of seasoning and flavors; just like ceramics, it's a matter of technique, practice, and passion. After all, beans are some of the oldest cultivated foodstuffs, and in that context chickpeas and clay probably have more in common than we often take time to think about. "

You can see her delicious recipe and all the pictures she took of the studio here

The official site is still under construction ... so we'll update it when it's ready. In the meantime, you can follow Sharon at https://www.instagram.com/recordsintheden/



Enjoy!

Here is a peak at the mood she captured ...
  



Thanks Sharon!!!

Jan 15, 2018

Nosh with Tash





From beans to greens, Chef Natasha Feldman absolutely loves food.

She's always looking for fresh flavors, better techniques, and new ways to share what she learns with others. Call it passion—but it's more of a lifelong hunt for #majornosh

It's always fun to see Humble Ceramic pieces used in the wild .... Nosh with Tash is a fun new show for people who want to learn cooking in a very mellow way, without the pressure of perfection. We were honored to loan some Wabi-Sabi pieces for the shoot - can you spot our work in the video?

You can discover her site at https://www.noshwithtash.com/
You can discover her Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/noshwithtash/