Handthrown Ramekins (Set of 3)
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Each of these pieces is part of the Shelter Collection, designed in Charleston, South Carolina and produced by a team of artisans in Star, North Carolina. After the closing of a factory in Star left a large portion of the town unemployed, nonprofit STARworks used the vacant building to start a full-scale ceramics and glassblowing studio, reviving the community economy by drawing artisans and craftspeople from all over the world. The Shelter Collection is a testament to the power of art in rebuilding communities.
Each of these earthy ramekins is made from local North Carolina stoneware and hand-dipped in a matte glaze, leaving a bit of warm, earth-colored clay peeking through the bottom. They’re hand thrown using locally harvested and processed clay and glazes, and the slight variations in the final product makes each one unique. We’re filling them with olives, using them as sugar bowls, and even catching rings and jewelry on our dressers.
Photography by Julia Gartlan, Rocky Luten, and Bobbi Lin
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Star, North Carolina
North Carolina Stoneware with a matte glaze
Set of 3. Small is 1" H x 3" in diameter, medium is 1" H x 3.5" in diameter, and large is 1" H x 4.25" in diameter.
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Meet the Maker
The Shelter Collection is a partnership with STARworks, a nonprofit that works to revive local economies in rural areas through art and design. Each ceramic and glass piece is handmade in Star, North Carolina, where the local economy was decimated with the 2001 closing of a hosiery factory that employed a large portion of the city’s population. STARworks helped turn the factory into a destination for artisans, drawing craftspeople from all over the world, and in turn providing the community of Star the opportunity to start small businesses to support the influx. The Shelter Collection's stunning pieces are a testament to the power of art in rebuilding communities.View Full Profile
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