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CHARLIE & LEE | Vancouver Selling only independent, local, and ethically sourced merchandise, this Chinatown shop takes both sustainability and style seriously. Current Vancouver ceramic artists on rotation at the boutique include Lindsey Hampton, Tara Dwelsdor, and Maggie Boyd. Hanging Planter by Maggie Boyd Ceramics, from $38 at Charlie & Lee, Vancouver,


locally made ceramic objects


Contemporary pottery is having a moment. Today’s fired pieces flaunt clean lines, matte finishes, and patterns that hint at postmodernism. Here’s where to find some of the best.

Dot Mug and Dash Cup by Alexandria Cummings, from $24 at Johan, Portland,

JOHAN | Portland Elevating PDX’s style game since its “secret” opening in May (search #shhhshop), Laura Housegard’s Johan shop is a hand-selected motherlode of modern indie clothing and home goods. The store carries the much-followed ceramic work of Vancouver’s Lindsey Hampton as well as the charismatic creations of Portland’s own Alexandria Cummings.

STATION 7 | Seattle Open since June 2015, the aptly named Station 7 (housed in a 1920s-era firehouse) carries found objects alongside locally made art and statement jewelry. The community-based marketplace currently hawks hand-thrown ceramics crafted by Seattle artist Eric Saeter and minimalist pieces by Parson’s alum Sarah Kaye. GRAY ISSUE No. TWENTY-THREE


GRAY No. 23  

The DESIGN MAGAZINE for the Pacific Northwest.

GRAY No. 23  

The DESIGN MAGAZINE for the Pacific Northwest.