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Workaday Handmade by Tracey George Posted on July 04, '14

Workaday Handmade makes hand-crafted, utilitarian ceramics in New York City. Fusing clean, modern shapes with romantic patterns and unexpected glazes, Workaday products feel both traditional and wholly new. The pared down palate points to a classic sensibility, while  hand-painted lines add unexpected whimsy. Each Workaday product embodies the signature qualities behind the brand: rigorous craftsmanship, singular design, and playful, surprising details.

Founder and creator Forrest Lewinger is an artist and musician living in Brooklyn. He began hand-throwing ceramics on his lunch breaks at his day job, as a production potter at a high-end ceramics studio. He started simple, learning from his surroundings and teaching himself craft and process as he went. It wasn’t long before he began churning out vases, bowls, cups, and the occasional experiment—a lump of clay covered in gold luster, vases glazed to look like tortoise shell, and the aptly-named marbled “Lunch Pots,” to name a few.

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