Figure and Pattern

Figure and Pattern

Ed and Kate Coleman, Clay Clocks

Ed and Kate Coleman, Clay Clocks. Photo: Kate Coleman

Ed and Kate Coleman
Funky clay clocks, each measuring 7 inches across, are packed with intricate patterns. The North Carolina-based husband-and-wife team fills each colorful clock face with tiny points, cones, lines, and coils, then creates molds for slip-casting. Finally, each clock gets its own stain and glaze treatment.


Artifact Bag Co.
An experiment with a vintage commercial sewing machine purchased from Craigslist quickly turned into a full-time job for Chris Hughes. The laid-off tech worker became a bespoke bag-maker, creating this line of sturdy waxed-canvas and leather bags in his workshop in Omaha, Nebraska.


Loyal Dean
Each skateboard is handmade in Los Angeles by the duo of Greg “Loyal” Perry and Dino “Dean” Pierone. Perry, a drummer turned cabinetmaker, partnered with Pierone, architect turned hippie turned craftsman. Together they fabricate these shapely skateboards from 40 percent recycled hardwood (leftovers from the pair’s custom door business) in an ever-changing array of species and designs.


Shapes & Colors Textiles
Oakland, California-based designer Samantha Cisneros creates fresh patterns with hints of midcentury design, among other influences, and screenprints them on a variety of home accessories. The Native Quilt pillow measures 16 inches square and is made from organic cotton and hemp fabric, printed with eco-friendly ink.


WFOUR Design
This Luxe sideboard features a pristine, white-lacquered poplar carcass with solid walnut drawer and cabinet fronts, sitting atop a solid walnut base. Though available in multiple configurations of drawers and doors, each sideboard is made to order, one at a time, in Eugene, Oregon, by designer-maker Chris Walsh.


Marge Margulies
Earthenware Bahia bowls bring a burst of color to your kitchen, straight from the artist’s Guerneville, California, studio in redwood country. The handthrown bowls, which range from 4 to 11 inches in diameter, are food- and dishwasher-safe, too.