[CraftBoston] Rob Sutherland
Rob Sutherland, a ceramicist from Philadelphia, PA was another must-see stop of ours at CraftBoston. It was such a pleasure to visit his booth on Saturday. Filled with ceramic cups, bowls, jars, vases... I never wanted to leave. I really like his new collection since he uses a lot of fresh orange and green, two colors that I am particularly fond of right now. When you see his work in person, you can't help but want to hold each object to examine all of the details - the smooth colorful surfaces that blend into textured raised bumps and ridges... When you look at his work, the eastern influence is very apparent, afterall Rob spent a great deal of time in China (one of his residencies include the San Bao-Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in Jingdezhen China). Rob was friendly and engaging, and although he was very busy with customers, I observed how he interacted with them and listened to how passionately he spoke about his work, which meant a lot to me because it's so rare that we get to meet the actual designers behind items we purchase for our homes. His cups were priced very well, most under $50 and could double as a pen cup for your desk or a small vase for short stems. You can even place a collection of 3 on a shelf to display in your home, since they were without handles, these stunning vessels could really be used for anything from tea to planted some bamboo. Another favorite of mine - his lidded jars (shown on his website), were priced very well at around $100, again a great price for something handmade and so intricately detailed. I hope you'll visit Rob's website for more information and to view more images from his new collection. Also, if you're into DIY gut rehabs, Rob is renovating his property with details online, click on the house in the lower left corner of this page to view his progress.
Learn more about our day at CraftBoston here.