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  • Gift pick No. 44: Warner Walcott's Magnolia Ceramics

    Gift pick No. 44: Warner Walcott's Magnolia Ceramics
    It's crunch time, holiday shoppers -- that moment in the season where we stop messing around and go with what works. In the realm of gifts, that includes Magnolia Ceramics.  The L.A. at Home crew first got to know the man behind Magnolia, Warner...
  • Vintage vases were chic, but value now depends on how and where you sell

    Q: These vases have been in the family for years, but I know nothing about them. Any info on their origin and age? A: In images sent, we see a pair of transparent glass vases on short, stemmed bases. Original glass color may have been a soft green, now...
  • Max & Moritz, a 'not-so-general store,' opens in West Hollywood

    Max & Moritz, a 'not-so-general store,' opens in West Hollywood
    When Nino Mier spotted an unoccupied retail space a few doors down from Foodlab, the cafe he owns with his mother, he imagined it as a "not-so-general store." He impulsively rented the storefront "without a concept," and that might be what makes the...
  • Gift pick No. 9: Ben Medansky's irreverent stoneware

    Only about a year has passed since Ben Medansky started his own studio, but already his cheeky wabi sabi ceramics have landed on the shelves of stores in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York. “Ceramics is something you do every day,&...
  • Adam Silverman's unearthly pottery

    "I'm proudly analog," says Adam Silverman, and the Los Angeles architect-turned-fashion-designer-turned-potter isn't kidding. Where most modern travelers might fuss over laptops, tablets or smartphones during their airplane flights, Silverman obsessed...
  • Gift pick No. 5: Humble Ceramics' cazuelas

    Gift pick No. 5: Humble Ceramics' cazuelas
    For an artist who calls her studio Humble Ceramics, it's fitting that Delphine Lippens reduces all of her work to circles and rectangles -- a minimalist binary of O's and I's, she says, simple and clean forms that nevertheless have a complex beauty....
  • Volunteers drive art center's growth

    Resident artists pooled their resources to create ClaySpace, a nonprofit ceramic arts center. They outgrew a Warrenville location and last month relocated to a larger facility across from the Lisle Public Library. "We're all volunteers," said...
  • Exhibits at Columbia Art Center help set the table

    Art serves a useful purpose in two ceramics exhibits at the Columbia Art Center. Indeed, you could serve a meal with the assorted platters, mugs, teapots and other functional objects on display. There also are elegant vases just waiting to be filled...
  • Age doesn't necessarily equate with quality or value

    Q: Any info on my vase marked, "Made in Japan"? It seems to be clay and is 11.5 in. tall. Note that the surface is not smooth. A: Our reader is on the money. The surface on a pottery vase seen in photos sent is pebbly. Imagine the skin on an avocado;...
  • Design and condition count most to buyers of vintage oak furniture

    Q: This old oak rocker was painted black. I had it stripped. How can I sell it? It's marked "Wisconsin Chair Co." and "1896." A: This query marks a first for me! Instead of a photo or image, the reader sent a hand-drawn ballpoint ink rendition of his...
  • Animal sculptures at LAX shed light on household trash

    A glowing red elephant, two blue-green oxen and an orange and pink camel trudge beside passengers as they exit the Los Angeles International Airport’s Tom Bradley Terminal. Closer inspection of the life-size sculptures reveals the elephant’s...