Robert Siegel is a Los Angeles ceramicist that makes pretty great tableware. He runs his studio seasonally with new collections coming out like fashion lines, reflecting his influences and inspirations. He makes glossy, bold colored bowls to artist collaborated ripped porcelain. He’s very, very talented–and any table would look great with his creations.
His work ranges from table cups to bowls specifically made for berries. Everything he makes is totally handmade which allows for some give from product to product. He has a few collections–his brightly colored Standard Dinnerware, the spotted Ostrich collection–that all see his handmade objects interpreted through different styles. His most remarkable collection is an artist collaboration with Aaron Hawkes which are fine porcelain pieces “torn” apart. This is super cool and post-modern fine china, highly reminiscent of Sue Paraskeva’s work.
“There is something special about handcrafting an object,” Siegel explains in his statement. “I create functional and decorative porcelain objects that are both simple and beautiful. As a designer-craftsman, the clean lines of my pieces are deliberate. Through my work I aim to create an aesthetic that is based on utility, harmony and exposed structures to bring about a contemporary take on everyday objects.” You can see this quite obviously in his work, all of which are made in his DTLA studio.
We’re really surprised we haven’t seen his work around more since it is so nice (and considering he runs such a professional brand). His work is available at Neiman Marcus and you can pick them up from his website. You can also check out his Etsy page, too.