ISSUE 47  |  Homegrown Holiday

Remodelista Market Spotlight: The Potters at the LA and SF Holiday Markets

November 25, 2015 4:00 PM

BY Margot Guralnick

A best seller at every Remodelista market? Soulful, handmade tableware that’s equally right for everyday and festive occasions. Today we’re spotlighting work by the nine ceramic artists who will be participating in our California holiday markets next month. 

“¢ Los Angeles–Saturday and Sunday, December 5-6: The Remodelista Market will be in residence at Big Daddy’s Antiques at 3334 La Cienega Place near Culver City from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

“¢ San Francisco–Saturday and Sunday, December 12-13: The Remodelista Market will be in the factory space at Heath Ceramics at 2900 18th St. in the Mission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.


Above: UK-trained Japanese ceramic artist Saiko Fukuoka makes powerfully quiet, minimalist forms that are a favorite at our kitchenware haunt, San Francisco shop March SF.


Above: From where else but Topanga Canyon? LA’s hippie revival is on thanks to the wabi-sabi work of Beth Katz of Mt. Washington Pottery.


Above: In demand by Bay Area restaurateurs, Sarah Kersten of Berkeley specializes in fermentation jars–see our post Fermentation Fever–and has just added enormously useful covered bowls to her repertoire.


Above: At Pope Valley Pottery in the Napa Valley, ceramic artist Kelly P. Farley makes serving trays, footed bowls, and other white wares that are a Remodelista staple. 


Above: San Francisco artist Len Carella is known for his lidded jars and other sculptural designs detailed with leather pulls.


Above: Makers of porcelain inlaid stoneware, hanging air plant pots, and other exotica, Knotwork LA is a collaboration between industrial designer Linda Hsiao and architect Kagan Taylor. It all began as a weekend outlet for exploring “ideas that came to us in the middle of the night.”


Above: At her Petaluma pottery, Jessica Wertz divides her time between creating modern-rustic kitchen designs and porcelain jewelry. Shown here, her matte-white Cut-Out Utensil Jar with a clear glossy interior glaze.


Above: Sculptor and artist Richard Carter is another Remodelista Market regular. We’re big fans of his contemporary farmhouse designs. Take a tour of his house and studio in the hills above Napa Valley here.


Above: An ode to the rough coastline of the Northern California, Linda Fahey‘s wave-patterned blue-and-white porcelain wares focus on what she calls “dynamic simplicity.”

To see more highlights from our December Remodelista Holiday Markets in LA and SF, go to Coming to California.

And for more of our favorite pottery studio tableware, see 10 Easy Pieces: Handmade Dinnerware from Ceramics Studios.