Local Talent: Beautiful Handmade Pottery
I never tire of learning about all of the interesting and talented "neighbors" I have here in southern Connecticut. Located only 35 miles north of Manhattan, the area benefits from an influx of world-renowned writers, actors and artists who decide to live quietly among us here in leafy Fairfield County. I felt that same "hometown pride" recently when I discovered a beautiful line of handmade pottery made by an artist that lives and works in Weston, CT.
Francis Palmer has been creating what she calls "functional art" ceramics since 1987. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Martha Stewart Living and Dwell to name just a few. Somehow her handmade pieces (above) are quirky and dramatic yet classic and functional. Simply put, they are stunning.
Recently, in a quest to make a more widely available line of pottery, Palmer collaborated with 100+ year old Niagara Ceramics in Buffalo, NY. Molds are created from pieces hand thrown in her studio to retain Palmer's signature whimsical style. With this venture Elizabeth Palmer has created a sturdy, versatile and beautiful line of dinnerware. Form + function at its absolute best, and made in America to boot. Good job neighbor!