Humble Ceramics does not sell online. Please contact one of our amazing retailers (scroll down and look on the left side of the blog for a full list) if you are interested in purchasing our work. Thank you!


On May 23, 2015
Humble Ceramics and petite sculptures by Delphine Lippens will be launching in Tokyo, Japan ...
exclusively at Complex Universal Furniture Supply store and gallery.

If you are in Tokyo, please join us for this very special event.

Complex Universal Furniture Supply
2-10-35-1F MITA MEGURO-KU, TOKYO 153-0062
TEL: +81 3 3760 0111 / FAX: +81 3 3760 0115
MON-FRI 11:00-19:00

March 2015

Humble Ceramics is slooooowly starting to add new stores from the wait list to our roster of amazing retailers/taste makers. We are also accepting new orders from restaurants. Production time is anywhere between 3 to 6 months depending on the size of the order.

We are working on a website, organizing, and managing the impact of your wonderful interest in our products ... and transforming what was once an exploratory hobby into a full business.

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".



!!! STORES !!!
Please place your fourth quarter/holiday season orders with us by June/July (at the latest)
... it will give us a chance to make everything in time for October. If you wait until the last minute, we can not guarantee we'll have what you want in stock ...

If packing, shipping and/or ocean freight are involved, please take that time into consideration as well!

Please give us 3 to 4 months to make your orders ... if we can do it sooner, we will and let you know as soon as your order is complete.

If packing, shipping and/or ocean freight are involved, please take that time into consideration as well!

Thank yooooouuuuuu!


May 19, 2015

Humble Ceramics launch event in Tokyo on May 23, 2015


On May 23, 2015 - Humble Ceramics and petite sculptures by Delphine Lippens will be launching in Tokyo, Japan ... exclusively at Complex Universal Furniture Supply store and gallery. If you are in Tokyo, please join us for this very special event. 

A big thank you to the whole team @ Complex-JP, Eartrip, Solso and all involved for creating an amazing presentation, invitations and posters ... I can't wait to see what the launch will look like and how it will be received!

When: May 23, 2015
Where: Complex Universal Furniture Supply
 2-10-35-1F MITA MEGURO-KU, TOKYO 153-0062
TEL: +81 3 3760 0111 / FAX: +81 3 3760 0115
MON-FRI 11:00-19:00

* Photo (top colored) by Yoko Takahashi, Food by Yuri Nomura (eartrip), Plants by Taichi Saito (Solso)

May 18, 2015

HC in EyeScream magazine Japan (June 2015)


In tandem with the launch of our brand in Tokyo, Japan on May 23, 2015 - Humble Ceramics was introduced in the press in EyeScream magazine, Premium and Madame Figaro ... what an honor! Thank you all.

HC in Madame Figaro Japan (June 2015)

Humble Ceramics was in very good company with Kat and Roger Ceramics in the latest Madame Figaro Japon magazine. Merci Madame!

HC in Premium Magazine Japan (June 2015)

Humble Ceramics (not Hamble Ceramics) was presented in a beautiful Rubenesque-like renaissance inspired painting/photograph in tandem with the launch of our brand in Tokyo, Japan. Thank you Premium Magazine ... it looks beautiful!

May 8, 2015

Alma Community Outreach

Founded in 2012 by Ashleigh Parsons, in collaboration with alma restaurant, Alma Community Outreach 501(c)(3) aims to educate youth by providing an out of school time wellness curriculum in public schools throughout Los Angeles. By engaging students and their families in the process of gardening together, cooking together, and eating together, we believe we can empower young people to be equipped as social agents of change and to cultivate community through the power of a shared meal.

This year, Humble Ceramics donated some Wabi-Sabi pieces up for auction. We are extremely proud to be amongst talented brands and artisans such as @acehotel @grandcentralmarketla @aesopskincare @lanitrock @stephenkenn @beksopperman @nuicide @raptstudio @humbleceramics @granolee @leefromamerica

The auction items are for this Monday (May 11, 2015) 's benefit dinner.  Some seats still available ... Inquire at


Apr 21, 2015

HC in Against The Grain cookbook!

Humble Ceramics was honored to be used in the new gluten-free cookbook  "Against The Grain" by Nancy Cain. Available on Amazon or through her website

Nancy Cain came to gluten-free cooking simply enough: Her teenage son was diagnosed with celiac disease. After trying ready-made baking mixes and finding the results rubbery and tasteless, she pioneered gluten-free foods made entirely from natural ingredients--no xanthan or guar gums or other mystery chemical additives allowed. That led her to adapt many of her family's favorite recipes, including their beloved pizzas, pastas, and more, to this real food technique. In Against the Grain, Nancy finally shares 200 groundbreaking recipes for achieving airy, crisp breads, delicious baked goods, and gluten-free main dishes.

     For any of these cookies, cakes, pies, sandwiches, and casseroles, you use only natural ingredients such as buckwheat flour, brown rice flour, and ripe fruits and vegetables. Whether you're making Potato Rosemary Bread, iced Red Velvet Cupcakes, Lemon-Thyme-Summer Squash Ravioli, or Rainbow Chard and Kalamata Olive Pizza, you'll be able to use ingredients already in your pantry or easily found at your local supermarket.

     With ample information for gluten-free beginners and 100 colorful photographs, this book is a game changer for gluten-free households everywhere.


Apr 20, 2015

Filigree Suppers, Moon Canyon & Humble Ceramics = Pop Up Dinner LA


This May, Filigree Suppers is pairing up with Moon Canyon and Humble Ceramics for a special event that draws upon the vintage vibe and sunset hues of 70's Los Angeles. Diners will be surround by the gorgeous floral designs of Kristen Caissie of Moon Canyon, while enjoying a delicious meal in her studio. Earthy Humble Ceramics' Wabi-Sabi pieces  will serve as the canvas for what will be an unforgettable meal.

WHEN? Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

WHERE? Los Angeles, California

Tickets and more info about the event @

Filigree Suppers is a monthly pop-up dinner series that pairs imaginative food with American made design. We host Sunday dinners in rotating locations in Chicago and NYC.
We partner with the best designers, craftsmen and artists to bring you beautiful objects for the the table and beyond. Then, using those designs as the inspiration, we team up with talented chefs to bring a new theme to light - one that carries through to the space in which you dine. As a Filigree guest you will experience the casual intimacy of a dinner party crossed with restaurant quality food in a supremely designed atmosphere.
Shopping on-line for hand crafted items always makes for unique discoveries, but meeting your new favorite bowl or textile in person will be an exciting and memorable experience. Join us for a special meal of local design, new friends, and delicious food.
We hope to dine with you soon!
Elise Metzger and Brita Olsen

Apr 18, 2015

Humble Ceramics seconds? Noooooooo

NONE of our work is perfect!!! Not even the "premium pieces" you see in stores - and that is the beauty of it!  THAT is Humble Ceramics! So if you see an imperfection, embrace it, smile, and think of your own and the ones of those you love.

Many of you have asked about our "seconds".  Humble Ceramics doesn't believe in "seconds" as it feels totally disrespectful to the beauty of the object, the time, intention and love that went into each individual piece.  Our work is timeless ... every object is a small piece of hand-crafted [collectible] art! The flaws that we were influenced to think were not "beautiful" actually are the soul and charm of the work. Some just have more character ... so we call these "Wabi-Sabi".  Wabi-Sabi pieces are 30% off retail.

Some of the work that have a certain 'other' character will be transformed into Kin-Tsugi [the Japanese technique of mending the broken]. Kin-Tsugi pieces are 30% on top of retail - creating the perfect polarity to the Wabi-Sabi.

For any wares that do not fit into the three above categories, they get broken into pieces and will be donated to local mosaic artists (if you are one, contact us and we'll be more than happy to give you these weird magical and unexpected fragments) ...

We are trying to re-invent the way "things are done" .... These are all metaphors for who we are as beings, as a global community ... these are metaphors for the bigger picture, a reflection on society, where we come from, where we are heading, giving permission to be as we are, not a number, not fitting in a box, but purely different, perfectly imperfect, beautiful!

Wabi-Sabi & Kin-Tsugi pieces are only available at our studio and are retail pieces only. We do not ship or catalogue these as you have to fall in love with them and pick the one that speaks to YOU!  These pieces need to be touched, felt, weighted, smelled, and seen in person!

We will organize a Wabi-Sabi / Kintsugi event ... so keep your eye on the blog.


Apr 17, 2015

HC in Food & Wine Magazine - May 2015

A Humble Ceramics "Lunar Flat" (the dark side of the moon) ... was used in this month's Food & Wine Magazine (May 2014). Thank you !!! Looks amazing as always!

Find the recipe for the sweet semolina cake with rose water ... here.

Apr 1, 2015

HC used by a Flowerwild Workshop

Humble Ceramics
Lunar Flats, Stillness Plates, Cazuelas and Cazuelitas as seen through the lense of Flowerwild during one of their workshops ....

Mar 21, 2015

HC spotted on Pretty Arty Things

Humble Ceramics just stumbled upon this post by Kira Corbin, prop stylist extraordinaire, which documents her short yet lovely visit at Studio 58.

Thank you Kira, it was a pleasure meeting you too! Below is the post ...

"I don't know how Humble Ceramics got on my radar originally, but they're hard to find and I hadn't seen any pieces in person until one day I came across some at The Primary Essentials. That was a happy moment. If you head to the Humble website you'll see that they are overloaded with work for the next year or two, they don't sell online and no personal orders. They do accept studio visits though and when I knew I would be heading out west for a couple weeks it was one of the first things I put on my to do list.

Delphine, the brains and hands behind Humble, was a total sweetie and I loved checking out her studio space. It was a lot larger than I expected- comparing to the normal tiny NYC artist studio- and they have quite the production going. These are just a few (kinda bad) iPhone shots but I really wanted to share a little behind the scenes sneak peek of her operation. I felt so lucky to go visit, it energized the rest of my day. So inspiring. To top it all off, I got to purchase a few seconds, or as she calls them 'wabi sabi' pieces. And of course, it was a gorgeous, sunny typical LA day in February. Doesn't get better than that."

By Kira Korbin 

Jan 29, 2015

Pre-order your pieces on Feb. 8th @ Farmshop LA

@ Brentwood Country Mart

 225 26th Street, Ste.25
Santa Monica, CA 90402 (Brentwood)

Note: due to the nature of the work (handmade) and the demand ... orders will be fulfilled within 4 to 6 months. If your order comes in sooner (we hope), then great! Either way ... you'll be contacted - by Farmshop - as soon as it is complete.

Jan 23, 2015

HC spotted in Food & Wine's February 2015 issue

A Humble Ceramics' Enoki bowl was spotted in Food & Wine Magazine's latest issue (February 2015) ... Thank you F&W team! Always honored to be a canvas for these amazing recipes! 

I think I'll try that recipe this week (with pork or chicken instead of liver) ... it looks so delicious!

Jan 12, 2015

HC spotted in Japan's PREMIUM Magazine (Feb. 2015)

Today, we had the lovely surprise of seeing some of our work in the latest issue (Feb. 2015) of Premium magazine - hand-delivered by one of its editors just hours before flying back to Japan! Wow - domo arigato!  Can you spot the cazuela and the two jars?

Jan 9, 2015

Atelier Delphine @ Delphine's Atelier

Atelier Delphine shot at Delphine's atelier .... what are the odds?  Drying Humble Ceramics wares and a multitude of racks became the perfect backdrop for Atelier Delphine's new Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Sometimes, we rent the space for photo shoots and this one was very special because not only did we make friends with extremely nice and talented people; it also led us to work with Necco restaurant.

You can see more similar pictures here and Atelier Delphine's full line here.

Clothes by Atelier Delphine

Photography by Yoshihiro Makino

Dec 24, 2014


H a p p y   H o l i d a y s !

Thank you for another incredible year.

Wishing you all a
happy, healthy, sexy, fun, funky, 
creative, wealthy, prosperous and meaningful

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Dec 21, 2014

HC now selling @ Jenni Kayne's MONTECITO store

Humble Ceramics
is slowwwwwly adding stores from the list and we are excited to say that some of our work will now be available at Jenni Kayne's Montecito Home store as of this Thursday!

525 San Ysidro Road, H
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
T 805 309 0560 Home
Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

Dec 16, 2014

HC now selling @ DEKOR & CO - Ojai

Dekor has just opened a second location which means ... Humble Ceramics canisters and other trinkets are now available in Ojai (as well as Echo Park)! Not only is Dekor & Co bringing mad style to Ojai, but also some killer juices, coffee, beauty products and other fun and delicious items. The owners invite and encourage you to come, browse, sit and make this your new coffee hangout as well!

deKor & Co.
105 S. Montgomery Street
Ojai, CA 93023

Nov 26, 2014

HC in Food & Wine's latest cookbook ...

Humble Ceramics plates and bowls were used in the latest Food & Wine cookbook compilation Chef's Easy Weeknight Dinners.  Looks beautiful and I want to bite off every single page. Amazing to be in such good company (wink to the other potters) ... Thank you!

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