If the ability to recognize exceptionally well-made items is called "an acquired eye," then we're nominating Sheldon Ceramics for 20/20 vision. The pottery-making duo behind the ceramics studio values research and originality within their practice, and here's why.
Based in East Los Angeles, the Sheldon Ceramics pottery studio is run by potter Peter Sheldon and his fiancée Ellen Woglom. Each and every piece is handmade in the studio, and each collection is inspired by a distinct place or idea (the Farmhouse, Vermont, and Silverlake collections are all classics, ideal for serving your favorite dish, while The Vase Collections are perfect vessels for flora and fauna of the home).
Most recently, the pottery studio launched two new collections: The Tulum Collection and The Gallery Art Collection. As indicated, The Tulum Collection is inspired by time the couple spent in Tulum Mexico, as well as the ceramics of Posada Margarita. Handmade using terracotta clay and a custom porcelain slip, the layers within each piece create an antiqued, milky surface and an original finish. On the other hand, The Gallery Art Collection includes small batch works, which are fine art pottery and ceramics. The labor required for these pieces is a bit more intensive, yielding one-of-a-kind, forever pieces.
To shop or learn more about Sheldon Ceramics, check them out here. Each collection tells a unique story and alludes to a simple, beautiful setting, allowing the pieces to bring forth both authenticity and context.