Elegant Animal Head Urns of Ceramic and Wood by Artist Lorien Stern

Lorien Stern comes from Ojai, a small town in Southern California. She recently received her BFA from California College of the Arts in Oakland, where she focused on ceramics, painting, claymation, screen printing, wood turning, piñatas, and egg batiking. Experimenting in various mediums, her animal head urns are what caught my eye. (more…)

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Remembering Eva Zeisel 1906-2012. Her Life and Her Work.

The world lost a legend on December 30th when Eva Zeisel died at the age of 105. In honor of her passing, I am reprinting a post I wrote on her amazing life and work in April of 2010. (more…)

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Antique Vases For Head Bangers and Tableware for Trendy Urbanites.

This certainly ain’t your grandmother’s tableware. Well, okay, it is. Only with Pierre Blanc’s added imagery of trendy pop culture icons and heavy metal bands. Roccocco and baroque china and porcelain plates, trays, amphoras and vases take on an edge not found in the average antique store. (more…)

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