Porcelain Tealight + Beaker
Since we first spotted her hand carved porcelain pots, we’ve been smitten with Maria’s work. The Hollywood ceramicist (by way of South Carolina—she hasn’t lost her twang) is as motivated by the organic forms of an insect wing, a water ripple or a sand dollar, as how light interacts and effects the details on these surfaces. She studied sculpture in Italy and at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, and her pots have received top placement from the American Ceramic Society and other craft guilds. She handles each pot, bottle, jar and pendant individually, which might be why we can’t keep our hands off of them.
The shell of these scalloped beakers are fashioned so they become translucent when lit from within by a tea candle. Warm and glowing, they bring to mind something from under the sea. This particular style was commissioned by a famous L.A. steakhouse to provide an organic table illumination. They are safe and waterproof so they can also double as drinking vessel.