Photo credit: Courtesy of Robert Siegel, RS Handmade
The Ostrich Collection, Robert Siegel, RS Handmade
Inspired by its avian namesake, each piece in the Ostrich Collection is accented with a band of raised dots reminiscent of the bird’s textured skin. The collection is hand thrown using lead-free English porcelain in the Los Angeles studio of ceramicist Robert Siegel. Although Siegel fine-tuned his craft in 2006 with two artistic residencies in Jingdezhen, China (the birthplace of fine porcelain), his new collection stays true to the designer’s West Coast roots. The design aesthetic reflects that of midcentury ceramicist Edith Heath, who is from the Bay Area, while the subtle colors are a nod to the flora of Southern California; rshandmade.com.