Stone Paintbrush is a Los Angeles based ceramics outfit that makes some really raw, natural plates and jugs and other items. They appear to be glass items found on an excavation, symbols of a society passed that provide glances into “how a people lived.” They are very nice.
The pieces range from small jugs to simple embellished plates. They reference backwoods drinking tools (one of the jugs has a comical “XXX” carved into it) and elaborately decorative Eastern plates. This is all done through more rustic gestures, all nods to these glass icons but done in a more rugged way. The brand has a few other “earthen” pieces that include vases and bowls done in flesh tones, each carved with some etching detail to them.
The brand is made by “Max H” and were crafted with longevity in mind. To him, they are next generation glass heirlooms. “Genuinely handmade ceramics that are durable enough to be passed down through generations,” he says. He finishes with another slight comic nod that they are, “beautiful enough to be included in your will.”
These ceramic items are very good looking and perfect for those who want a more simplified, natural answer to tableware. You can catch them on Stone Paintbrush’s Etsy page and–as with all these recent Etsy finds–these would. Make great holiday gifts.