There’s something incredibly grounding about ceramics. That is until your collection of hand-thrown cups and bowls start to outgrow your cabinet space. If you’re ‘there’, we’re happy to introduce you to ceramicist, Heather Levine. Heather can take your ceramics fixation out of the cabinets – and on to the walls.
The California-based ceramicist is best known for her beautifully earthy wall hangings — the kind of pieces we’d believe washed ashore from some exotic island tribe — but every piece in her elegant-yet-eclectic collection lends thoughtful charm to the home. Heather’s work is recognizable to those in the know — and enviable to anyone else chasing that boho-chic California vibe.
We asked Heather to join our classic creative series, In The Studio — discover her recent inspirations and fave local spots below…
Hugs from my three-year-old son.
Current favorite project:
Getting ready for my holiday studio sale. It’s a LOT of preparation for a one-day sale.
Favorite object in the studio:
The ceramic work of Marguerite Carbonell.
Soundtrack in the studio:
Neil Young or Pod Save America
Most common visitors to the studio:
Interior designers and the gals from General Store LA and SF.
Favorite spot in the neighborhood:
Proof Bakery in Atwater — best sandwich around.
Artist inspiring me right now:
Julian Watt’s work is incredible. He sculpts with wood that is so elegant it feels like it’s ceramic.
When not in the studio I'm...
Home and usually cooking.
Art supply obsession:
I will buy any tool that looks like it can cut a nice hole into greenware clay.
Favorite galleries and/or museums in the city:
Hauser and Wirth, and LACMA.
Always trying to get to the Sunday New York Times edition.
Organizational tool I cannot live without:
Hurray Today Calendar by Clare Crespo
Aesthetic in three words:
Balanced. Organic. Graphic.
Tomorrow I will go to yoga.