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Architectonic Ceramics In Kingston, ceramicist Andrew Molleur makes limited-production and one-off porcelain inlaid ceramic pieces that are both minimalist and functional, combining geometric fragments, clean lines, rich colors, and smooth textures. First introduced to ceramics as a teenager in the Connecticut countryside, Molleur went on to study ceramics, architecture, and industrial design at RISD. Working in Kingston, he uses traditional and modern methods. Each piece requires mold-making and fabrication by lathe, 3D printer, and hand; plaster molds are then cast to create a production tool. Each piece is produced using slip casting, and the porcelain slips are tinted and hand glazed. Molleur also collaborates with other designers, artists, and craftspeople on fine-art projects and functional pieces and creates experimental works and installations. His work is available at select boutiques, markets, shops, and design fairs throughout New York City and the Hudson Valley. Or visit his Midtown Arts District studio.
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Born in Peru and raised in Atlanta, Jenni Li is a former fashion stylist who founded an online Peruvian textiles emporium after being urged by colleagues and friends to import and sell the many brilliantly colored handmade home goods she would bring back from visits to her native country. Named for Inti, the Incan sun god, Intiearth is an online company based in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, and offering a variety of textiles made by Peruvian artisans using centuries-old techniques. The current range includes vintage, hand-loomed frazadas, woven on back-strap looms and colored with dyes made from plants and insects; Alpaca and Indigo Ikat throws; and standing and carrying baskets hand-woven from Junco and Lake Titicaca’s Totora reeds. Intiearth “strives to bring a sense of origin and purpose to everyday items in your home,” says Li, and to foster an appreciation of the people who made them. To that end, each item comes complete with the story of its makers. INTIEARTH.COM
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