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Laura Fisk

“I make silly and strange paper and household goods,” declares Laura Fisk, the brains behind Fisk and Fern in Brooklyn, N.Y. Take one look and you’ll agree: a pig in a pink tutu hums on a card that hopes you “Have an Oink-rageous Day!” And “Pankcake Monsters” and “Bacon Monsters” rule over brightly colored aprons.

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Emily L.U. Cook

"I embrace the idea that functional artwork can be just that—functional but also beautiful ‘art’ pieces,” says Emily L.U. Cook. When you examine her lines of fused-glass dishware, home decor, glass tiles and jewelry, it’s easy to come to the same conclusion. Bright colors pop off the glass, inviting you to touch the surface.

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18Jan2011
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Kim Westad

"My goal is to design and produce unique, heirloom-quality pieces that people will love and use in their homes,” explains ceramist Kim Westad. Just previewing her new line makes you want to reach out and touch a piece. The “Groove Collection” has a soft, linear texture on the exterior, accented with a muted glaze or a bright pop of color that peeks over the lip.

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Happy Clay

"When it came to finding my voice with clay, I wasn’t able to speak until I let go of my need to control and perfect the process,” explains Niki Crosby of Happy Clay. “When I finally loosened my grip and allowed the patterns to create themselves, the finished products began to sing with an energy of their own.”

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