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Jessie Lazar Ceramics

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Trade:
Clay Wrangler
Locale:
Red Hook, Brooklyn

"New work comes from spending time playing with the materials, taking chances, making mistakes and having the freedom to find something new, beautiful and fun through loving the whole process."

There are dishes and mugs. And then there are dishes and mugs that mean something. With her handmade stoneware pieces, Jessie's set out to create the latter. She's always loved finding treasures –– you know, the stuff of flea markets and antique shops –– and believes that modern ceramics can be treasures too. Everything Jessie makes starts out as a piece of clay, it's then formed by hand and delicately painted. And while it's sometimes difficult to balance the businesswoman responsibilities with her urge to make and invent, the heirloom treasures Jessie creates are well worth the challenge.