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





Oct 16, 2017

HC in a Bruegel Painting - Cooking Light (November 2017)




Honored to have our Stillness Collection featured in Cooking Light Magazine's November/Thanksgiving issue ... Page 129 - in a stunning display reminiscent of a Bruegel painting!

Thank you http://www.cookinglight.com/magazine




Oct 10, 2017

Boutique Hotel - THE SURFRIDER MALIBU




Congratulations to Emma & Matthew of the stunning new Malibu boutique hotel The Surfrider Malibu (across the street from Little Beach House Malibu) which just opened its doors to already a slew of positive reviews! They came by the studio in August during our annual seconds sale, bought all Wabi-Sabi (seconds) pieces and sprinkled them across their new establishment w/ impeccable taste - understanding that beauty has many incarnations and is not always 'prefect'! You can see more here http://thesurfridermalibu.com/ and on Instagram @thesurfridermalibu


"The Surfrider is a modern California Beach House, inspired by the picturesque Malibu landscape and rich heritage of California surf culture. Personifying Malibu’s historic beach-town community, the complete redesign of the original 1950s-era motel has transformed The Surfrider into a contemporary boutique hotel that gives guests an unparalleled and elevated visit to Malibu. The Surfrider – the new standard of relaxed luxury on coastal living." - The Surfrider

The Surfrider Malibu
23033 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
+1-310-526-6158

HC used in Food & Wine Magazine (October 2017)



Our Stillness Plate was beautifully pictured in Food & Wine Magazine on Page 100 & 104 ... this guy in "Midnight Glow" (blue) was an overrun from a larger order for The Arch/Flowerwild  wedding & catering company ... it's one of those finicky glazes that gives you as much loss as you do good pieces ... but when a piece makes it - wow - "glow" indeed!!! We don't offer it anymore due to the temperamental nature of the results ... ;( but do check-out the yummy recipe for the Chorizo & Fig salad featured in this issue of Food&Wine!

http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/chorizo-and-fig-salad

Thank you @ Food & Wine Team!

Sep 26, 2017

Chef Theodore Leaf


Chef Theodore Leaf (Lifestyle Expert, TV & Digital host and now feastly chef) was photographed by Aaron Lyles/ PIXELLAB Photography & Design (using Humble Ceramics wares).

http://pixellab.us/

Discover Theodore's sweet & savory world at http://www.theodoreleaf.com/

Sep 20, 2017

Chef Joshua Johns


Chef Joshua Johns


Private Chef Joshua Johns, now of Feastly (Los Angeles) Pop-up dinners was photographed by Aaron Lyles/ PIXELLAB Photography & Design (using Humble Ceramics wares)

http://pixellab.us/

Sep 19, 2017

Congratulations to Chef Jeremy Ford





Congratulations to Chef Jeremy Ford (winner of TOP CHEF's Season 13 and talented Chef on his own!) on the opening of his new Miami venture  STUBBORN SEED ... (part of the Grove Bay Hospitality Group).

Recognize our Lunar Flats? Pictures via Stubborn Feed's Website & Instagram
Thank you to https://www.rwsmithco.com/ for making this possible!

You can learn more about STUBBORN SEED here http://stubbornseed.com/ or via his Instagram @chefjeremyford

STUBBORN FEED
101 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
1.786.322.5211





Sep 15, 2017

PIXELLAB features Chef Christopher Tompkins



Chef Christopher Tompkins

Our work was used in a series of photoshoots by Aaron Lyles/ PIXELLAB Photography & Design featuring Chef Christopher Tompkins of the new Los Angeles pop-up Broad Street Oyster Company (Los Angeles' finest Raw Bar Experience). Seen in the picture above is our FS Plate in Brownstone/Mojave Crackle glaze to display his freshly shucked oysters.



http://pixellab.us/

Sep 14, 2017

Chef Anthony Beckles





Our work was used in a series of photo shoots by Aaron Lyles/ PIXELLAB Photography & Design featuring "Trying to make it as a chef in this crazy crazy world" newcomer to the Los Angeles cooking scene Anthony Beckles.  His Venice (Los Angeles October 25, 2017) EatFeastly pop-up https://eatfeastly.com/meals/d/191115128/creole-japanese-fusion-2/?rf=fwebbrowpopu is already sold out ... but more dinners are coming soon - just add your name to the waiting list! How can you resist Creole-Japanese Fusion?

Read more about Anthony @ https://eatfeastly.com/meals/d/191115128/creole-japanese-fusion-2/?rf=fwebbrowpopu

You can see more pictures here https://pixellab.pixieset.com/chefanthonybeckles/

http://pixellab.us/

Sep 5, 2017

Josef Centeno's new cookbook BACO




A huuuge congratulations to Chef Josef Centeno for his new cookbook BACO: Vivid recipes from the heart of Los Angeles.  Josef Centeno is chef-owner of downtown’s Bäco Mercat, Bar Amá, Orsa & Winston, and a slew of other restaurants that all feature vegetable centric and simply prepared but complex foods that fuse his eclectic past and the melting pot that is Los Angeles (no boundaries, no restrictions) cuisine.

Some of our work can be seen in his awesome new cookbook on Pages 46/47, 83,106, 115,128,140/141, 159 and 259. Thank you for including us !!! 

Baco: Vivid Recipes from the Heart of Los Angeles (now available at your local bookstore or Amazon) by Chef Josef Centeno (Author), Betty Hallock (Author), Dylan James Ho (Photographer), Jeni Afuso (Photographer)  

Discover the Josef Centeno Group and all its eateries here http://www.bacomercat.com/




Sep 1, 2017

HC on the cover of Food & Wine Magazine (September 2017)




We're on the cover (and inside on Page 115) Food & Wine Magazine SPAIN's issue !!! Featured are our FS cazuelitas in Brownstone/Matte Black. Thank you Food&Wine team!!! 

Check out the delicious mushroom recipe here
http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/albondigas-mushrooms



Aug 26, 2017

SOLD OUT - sale cancelled



* W A B I - S A B I   /  S E C O N D S   S A L E
Sunday & Monday are CANCELLED .... we SOLD OUT in a few hours!
Thank you all for coming!
Enjoy your pieces!
Delphine



Jul 14, 2017

Inner Thoughts

As an artist, it is an extraordinary privilege to create work that resonates with so many of you.  Transitioning from hobby to business has been, and still is, quite the journey, even a few years later … ; learning something new everyday and making more mistakes than anyone could ever imagine – but what lessons learned!  High-fire ceramics is a medium unlike any other and in such, creates its own set of challenges and issues way too long to include here.  Don’t be fooled by an Instagram post, the reality behind that image, the amount of time, soul, loss, sweat and tears behind the work is quite intense!  I am exited by the passion the work inspires and would love to please everyone.  However, we are not a 3-D Printing facility.  There is a long and costly journey that happens between an idea and its physical incarnation!  There are hundreds of sizes, shapes, and objects I would like to create but at the end of the day we are not serving anyone in the long term by having so many variations while still discovering our own processes.  Except for a few classes at a local studio, I’ve had to learn from failures, again and again and again, and seems like I’ve been learning backwards, but that has been my journey.  It is what it is.  Doing everything “wrong”, but it has been right for me - so far.  

That was then, this is now!  Time changes, realities and financial obligations change!  We want Humble Ceramics to be around for a long time.  We want to be able to offer a line that is timeless, classic, and which is as relevant and elegant today as it will be in 100 years.  A line that can fit as well in a finca on the island of Ibiza, as it would in a Kyoto Temple, a New York penthouse, a rustic shack, a farmhouse, a minimalist loft, the desert of Mongolia, and everything in between!  In order to do that, we have to change everything about the way we make the work, change the studio flow, our process, our inventory, etc … and in such, we have decided to reduce the line to the best of ‘the best sellers’.  Many of those changes will probably take a good year or two to implement as that too is a slow process and has a learning curve!  But what you see on the website under “products” is what we are currently offering.  We can always add more later, though right now, we have to focus on the essentials and the core of our line. A few select stores will be carrying our one of a kind pieces until we run out ... and we still have to glaze all our discontinued bisque inventory ... hence the studio clearances ... which will happen until all is gone.

As of today, we will only be offering Snow White on Greystone.  A few selected stores will be carrying the Snow White on Sandstone, but those will be few.  We are also discontinuing the Brownstone and we will no longer do custom work, experimental glazes, in-between sizes, alternate colors or the likes until we are fully efficient and profitable.  We need to focus, simplify, restructure and use our resources more intelligently.  By doing so, it will make our studio flow more effectively, our inventory more precise, your wait time not as long, it will help us reduce loss (of actual pieces), have less waste (of raw materials), less packaging, less storage issues and less headaches trying to make it all work!  Simplifying is not only good for every one of our elves and our work environment, but is also more eco-friendly (again, too long to describe all the reasons why here).  Every action creates a butterfly effect, and we want that effect to be positive and upwards.  We understand that waiting 3 months for a few pieces is not ideal … but you have made us into an unexpected brand, with very VERY high expectations and we’ve been trying to keep up, but now, we must adapt to our current reality in a “swim or sink” moment.

As an accidental entrepreneur, I have put everything (time, money, energy and soul) into this as I am extremely proud and believe wholeheartedly in Humble Ceramics, its direction and its potential.  But the pressure of wearing so many hats is becoming too much to bear and I will not last by keeping the way we have been going.  This is also an attempt to reclaim time for myself, and stop isolating due to extreme fatigue.  The exhaustion is hard to live with on a daily basis. Working 16+ hours a day, 6 to 7 days a week for the last 5+ years is not the answer, for my body or my spirit.  Even if I had the strength, it's just not healthy and does not set a good example.  There is so much more I want to accomplish and having a heart attack or falling into a deep isolating depression does not serve me, the business, the people who work with me, my friends, family, customers, my community or society in a positive and healing manner.  “The candle which is light to others consumes itself” – Nomad proverb  This change will also serve my own sanity.  Though I am proud of what has been accomplished so far, and have to pinch myself on a daily basis, I feel there has to be a better way, especially if this “company” is here to stay for the long run … or at least that is one of its goals.

We thank you for understanding and respecting our process (with all its flaws and imperfections) … we are a metaphor for our own work and our own selves … we are a work in progress.

Delphine

Apr 7, 2017

HC spotted in Cooking Light Magazine (May 2017)



Humble Ceramics Stillness Bowls spotted in Cooking Light Magazine's May 2017 issue on page 18.
Check-out this Spring Vegetable Grain Bowl recipe here: http://www.cookinglight.com/recipes/spring-vegetable-grain-bowl

 

Beautiful Instagram screen shots from Providence LA




A few beautiful Instagram screen shots from Michael Cimarusti's Providence via https://www.instagram.com/p/BSiODu4FlvL/?taken-by=antoinettebruno
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSiNh8UlRw8/?taken-by=antoinettebruno
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQE7RvXA6z9/?taken-by=cimarustila
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSCuwLxj1Ca/?taken-by=providencela


Congrats to PYT's Josef Centeno ...






Congratulations to Josef Centeno for a slew of great reviews from Conde Nast Traveler to Interview Magazine to the Washington Post .... and the reviews keep on coming ... each time showing or work is the process, thank you! You can read the articles and see more picture here:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/in-la-vegetables-are-the-stars/2017/03/31/9d6bc6fa-13e8-11e7-ada0-1489b735b3a3_story.html?utm_term=.7f79b0d56421

http://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/best-restaurants-in-los-angeles

Read all about Centeno's retaurants here: http://www.ledlowla.com/




Congrats to Chex Tex



Congratulations to CHEZ TEX in Venice, California for the lovely LA Weekly review. Read the full articles and see more pictures here: http://www.laweekly.com/restaurants/chez-tex-review-this-venice-restaurant-isnt-a-game-changer-its-just-a-nice-place-to-have-dinner-8092466

HC spotted on Remodelista (April 2017)








Thank you to Denise of Denise Young Textiles for letting me know about being on Remodelista! Can you spot our canisters and tumblers? We're in good company w/ Petersen Pottery Company, A Question of Eagles and Bzippy ...




HC spotted in Food+Wine Magazine (February 2017)

Congratulations to Josef Centeno's PYT for making it to LA's best Vegetable-Forward Restaurants ... this beautiful and colorful shot features one of our FS plates 11" ...  read the full story here:
http://www.foodandwine.com/travel/united-states/las-best-vegetable-forward-restaurants

PYT Los Angeles https://www.instagram.com/pytlosangeles/