Dig up dirt, mold into desired shape, apply heat. With that kind of recipe, it’s no wonder ceramics have been around for 27,000 years. Sure, you might know the material from DIY pottery and kindergarten art classes, but these days a handful of companies are producing high-quality ceramics that manage to toe the line between stark minimalism and natural roughness. Here are our eight favorites from both ends of the spectrum.
Design Spotlight: Joey Roth Ceramic Speakers & Subwoofer
Pursue perfection. Some people -- people at the top of their games -- consider it a personal mantra. That theory holds for the design world, too, and it's why industrial designer Joey Roth recently released a third version of his celebrated speaker system. Apparently, he just wasn’t satisfied yet.
Charlatan, Martyr, Hustler Letterpress Poster by Joey Roth
James Brown accurately described hustle with his 1970s funk hit, "Get Up". It was music, but it was also gospel for Brown, who holds the record for having the most charted Billboard Hot 100 singles, yet never reached number one. You’re