~ Embracing the beauty of imperfections since 2010 ~
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 need minimum 3 months lead time to fullfill your order. Our process takes time!
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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 email@example.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".
It's always an honor to know chefs are inspired by our "clay canvases" ... above is a sneak peak at a menu created by Chef Francis Bassa (previously of Alma in DTLA) for his pop-up dinner on Wednesday January 11, 2017 taking place in a secret location in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. The actual dinner won't be in our ceramics, but the food will be just as beautiful! For more info, click here https://eatfeastly.com/ or https://www.instagram.com/francis.bassa/
A Humble Ceramics Stillness Platter (Brownstone/Charcoal Black) spotted on Page 67 of Sunset Magazine (January 2017) - we only made 2 which means this one was purchased at Farmshop in the Brentwood Country Mart or at Lawson Fenning! Yay! Thank you Sunset team!
It's always a fun surprise to discover we were mentioned in a Japanese Blog. This time, it's one called 100% Life. Profiling the beautiful S_Store in Tokyo's Setagaya-Ku district, we were privileged to have been mentioned in this article written back in April 2016. Arigato!!!
Congratulations to Complex Universal Furniture Supply for being chosen as one of Tokyo's finest Interior Design shops! We are proud to be part of a roster of amazing artisans represented with so much care by Complex's team. Thank you and happy holidays!!!
Humble Ceramics is proud to announce the re-launch of the iconic BODHI TREE ... Check-out their stunning new website, artist series, and spiritual objects and books amongst other gems .... Years in the making, this is just the beginning of this fresh, new and beautiful incarnation of the BODHI TREE. Congratulations to the amazing team that made this happen! Now a new generation will experience the magic that was and now is again!
Belgian-born, Los Angeles–based ceramicist Delphine Lippens, of
Humble Ceramics, considers her work as explorations in clay that reflect
her philosophy of the balance and beauty of opposites. Beginning by
centering clay on a potter’s wheel, every piece is intended to bring a
sense of grounding and presence to its owner. The slight irregularities
found make each piece one-of-a-kind. Lippens creates her pottery with
mindfulness, one small batch at a time.
Bodhi Tree: How did you start working with clay as a form of artistic expression?
Delphine Lippens: I took a six-week summer course in
August 2010 as an opportunity to spend six Saturday mornings with a
friend and learn something new. I didn’t really have an interest in
clay. This adventure was only supposed to last a few Saturdays. I think
“it” (clay) chose me because I didn’t choose “it.”
BT: You’ve said that working with clay lets you feel like you’re interacting with past generations. Can you explain?
DL: It’s literally working with the earth, and
thinking about the past generations who have come in contact with that
clay. I have hundreds, if not thousands, of little moments throughout
the week that make me feel this way, such as looking at the clouds and
thinking of all the painters who have painted them throughout history,
or looking at the moon and thinking I could be anywhere in the
space-time continuum. Listening to the wind, closing my eyes and trying
to figure out its trajectory by the sounds of leaves vibrating in the
trees—this takes me back to childhood and beyond.
BT: How do you incorporate mindfulness in other parts of your life?
DL: It’s just about being present in what I do.
Being aware, curious, awake, willing to learn, and doing acts with
intention. Thinking about the consequence or impact of an action. It’s
an internal process, a work in progress.
BT: What do you love about working with clay?
DL: When you are working with clay, you are working
with earth, water, fire and air, but you are also working with gravity
and time! How magical is that?!
BT: You’ve said Humble Ceramics uses complicated steps to
achieve a simple aesthetic. Do you apply that concept to your everyday
DL: As a Gemini, I have two conflicting
personalities, so it’s always a challenging act to make sure both sides
are satisfied, acknowledged and recognized. It goes back to the circle
and the square: both are very different, so how can I make them work
together? There is always an inner dialogue going on about a search for
peace and harmony.
BT: Tell us about where you get inspiration.
DL: I grew up in Belgium, where I was exposed to the
work of Axel Vervoordt, Jules Wabbes, Jacques Wirtz, Pierre Culot,
Jean-Francois Paquay and many more incredible artists and artisans who
were all influenced by the Japanese aesthetic and concept of wabi-sabi.
It was the balance of a beautiful architectural space with a beautifully
imperfect object that brought so much warmth to a place. Also, the
passage of time and wear and tear brought so much soul to the simplest
object. It became an exercise of discernment between perfection and
imperfection and how they interact with and are essential for one
another. It’s about a certain type of harmony that happens between
opposites, a bridge of some sort.
BT: Do you find that your work is appreciated more for its aesthetic or function?
DL: Both. Not one or the other, rather, one and the other!
Wow Wow Wow ... thank you LA WEEKLY / Drew Tewksbury! We discovered this two month AFTER it was published. We had no clue! YAY - thank you thank you! (Sorry if this post is not in order, but better late than never!)
Congratulations to photographer @lreoch @septemberdays_photography for being chosen as a finalist by Voice, an annual digital photography competition, for her stellar image "Continental Morning." This was from the spring '16 Bevara shoot and was one of 211 images selected (out of 35,000!!) to be featured in Click magazine's "images of the year." Laura's image will also appear on display at Click Away, October 7-9 in Seattle.
Scrolling down my daily dose of Huff Post, suddenly I see a tiny picture where the plate looks oddly familiar ... I click on the link and here it is, recipes from the wonderful book by Lindsey Love called "Chickpea Flour does it all". We are honored to have our work pictured in the book, and that's how this pic of our stillness plate and the enoki bowl landed on the Huffington Post! Wow! We highly recommend the book as it will be inspiring to everyone (vegans and meat eaters alike - though this book is actually vegetarian). I my humble opinion, one can never have too many cookbooks, especially ones with such beautiful pictures!