Special Projects



Collection for the Noguchi Museum Shop, Fall 2017

I made a small collection of vessels for the Noguchi Museum Shop – simple cylinders with banded glaze, emulating some of my favorite Noguchi works.

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Family, Summer 2017

I’m delighted to share a collaborative project long in the making with artist and designer Ana Kraš. ‘Family’ brings together drawing and sculpture to explore the nature of intimate family relationships, and the force of attraction between people and objects alike.

Originating from Ana’s ongoing body of line drawings, we collaborated to adapt her abstract figures into 3-d forms, which were in turn thrown on the wheel by myself. Each “family” is a modular set of functional ceramic vessels that stack to make a table top sculpture – abstracted figures who have a strong emotional pull to one another. The works are for sale through Brooklyn store Picture Room, and on view in their storefront until August 20th.

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Turned Tables, Spring 2017

When the The Primary Essentials asked if i would design a series of small side tables as part of NYCxDesign and Sight Unseen Presents this past winter, I had already been sitting on the idea of collaborating with Berkshires based woodworker Peter Thorne on some small furniture. A few quick months later, I’m happy to share “turned tables” – our collection of four handmade wood and ceramic side tables, which pay homage to mine and Peter’s mutual love of turning. The table tops are made of reappropriated, ready-made kiln shelves finished in a full surface of pitted glazes, accompanied by coordinating vessels in matching glazes. The table bases were crafted by Peter out of white oak, tinted black with a chemical mixture of vinegar and steel wool. The legs were meticulously turned by Peter on the lathe, in four different motifs that feel traditional yet relevant. All tables are available directly though TPE

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NW x TPE candles 4

NW x TPE candles, Winter 2017

Last summer I worked with Brooklyn store and home goods brand The Primary Essentials to design, prototype, and manufacture vessels for a scented wick candle, available in 4 variations and two scents. The prototypes were wheel thrown in my studio, then adapted into plaster molds for slip-casting by Brooklyn based Joya Studio, who expertly adopted my signature clay into a custom slip recipe. The candles burn for up to 120 hours and are available directly through TPE.

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Natalie Weinberger - Big Foot

BIG FOOT, Spring 2016

PICTURE ROOM  invited me to be their featured artist for the months of May and June, and for the occasion I made a collection paying homage to the elevated vessel: wheel thrown chalices, stemware, and a variety of other elevated table top items ranging from the useful to the absurd.

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Collaboration with Anna Topuriya, 2014

Topuriya paints; Weinberger throws. Coming together over a mutual desire to reach across mediums, their inaugural 2014 collection draws from a shared longing for a time where clay & sun ruled supreme. The result is a series of pedestaled forms that evoke the hugging heat of the tropics, tepid blue waters & the rustle of palm leaves -  a warm, hazy alternative to the inevitable cold of New York.

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