Hanging citronella coils - the last word in sculptural bug deterrence. A new pack of five small coils joins the family - for those of you who know you love these, you just want MORE!
Nur Ceramics is the project of Dina Nur Satti - a ceramics practice based in Brooklyn, but with roots in Sudan, Somalia, France and Kenya. Satti's practice functions as a container - a vessel through which she explores collective transitions, cultural storytelling, and communal rituals. In her hands, these ceramic vessels carry more than meets the eye. This collection builds on her Ritual Bowls - a family of elevated dishes.
A new collection of tiny bottles - inspired by ancient Chinese bottles used to hold powdered tobacco during most of the 17th century, these vessels work just as well for any tiny thing!
We are thrilled to welcome to welcome the work of Hiroyo Masuko to the family - an artist working in Yokohama, Japan. Through an ancient practice known as Tsuiki - this work is made using only a hammer! In Japanese, “tsuiki,” is the art of using a metal hammer (tsui) to raise (ki) a sheet of copper metal. It is an ancient craft - one that elevates everyday objects, in turn elevating every day.
A few months ago, in an earlier season of quarantine, we asked Lucy Pelletier to join us on a "Zoom Studio Visit". The three of us assembled - floating heads in floating squares - unnerved by the digital but happy to be there. Lucy carried us around her studio pausing in front of various shelves of work while Jolie and I peered through respective Zoom windows shouting "slow down!", "good lord!" and generally panicking. The work we saw was brimming with grace - objects at once stately and humble, kind and dignified. The great great (great great?) grandchildren of Mesopotamian artifacts and American Folk Art - with a healthy dash of Calder, this work is a joy to behold.
Hand written notes carry a kind of gravity that can be intimidating - they are so permanent, so formal, so... intimate. Like a home made meal, or a custom drawing - hand written notes are gifts of time and attention.