Calyer Ceramics, a Brooklyn-based studio run by Michelle Smith McLaughlin, offers quirky ceramic tableware with personality. Her stoneware bowls, mugs, spoons, and platters are tactile and organically-shaped, with soft, rounded silhouettes echoing the human form.
Michelle designs and produces each collection, either on the wheel or entirely by hand. Careful attention is given to the functionality and ergonomics of every design, including weight, feel of the handle, and how each piece relates to the food or drink to be served from it. Every piece is thoughtfully glazed, with colors and textures inspired by the lakes and skies of Maine, melty ice cream, and cantaloupes.
McLaughlin's BFA in photography influences her attention to surface texture and graphic patterns. Some of which can be seen here: