Claybird Pottery Studio

LORI HESS

I am a ceramic artist, culinary & travel enthusiast, living and working in Chicago.

Inspiration

earth, water, air, and fire are my purest inspiration

and the intersection of art and function in everyday objects, design, architecture, forms, and patterns found in nature also provide many of my ideas for my forms, carving, glazing, and other surface designs

Style & Quality

a modern, yet rustic aesthetic is my all-time favorite design style; it is warm, natural and inviting, yet also clean and simple

the notion that very often ceramic objects are all the artistic evidence left from vanished cultures speaks for itself that these wares are durable and will last a very long time

100% Handmade

my handmade ceramics encourage a more thoughtful presentation in your home, on your dining table, or as that special gift

all high-fired, food, dishwasher, and microwave safe

stoneware or porcelain functional ceramics are both wheel-thrown and hand built by me 

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