Last weekend I made a visit to the Myrth Ceramics Studio in Allston. I'd met Eric, one of the owners, at a recent Boston Made pop-up at the Boston Design Center and soon after shot him an email asking if I could visit the studio to see where their gorgeous handmade ceramics were made. He obliged, inviting me to visit during one of their busiest times, as they prepare for the holiday rush.
I was immediately drawn to the elegance and beauty of their stoneware at the Boston Made pop-up and loved each and every piece that they had on display. Myrth Ceramics is a small team, husband and wife in fact, with a limited product line of hand thrown modern stoneware vessels. With a small line of products, you'll find each and every piece is thoughtfully designed and beautifully executed. Eric and his wife Abby are both designers by day and started their journey into pottery six years ago. Their hobby became a passion after years of dedication and weekly classes where they could practice. In February 2015 Myrth Ceramics was born in a studio of their own in Allston.
As we chatted in their studio (for over 2 hours!) we kept coming back to the similarities and parallels between pottery and cooking. From developing their own glaze recipe to "cooking" the pots in their electric kiln, cooking and ceramics are allied by nature. I also couldn't help but notice that a lot of their tools were kitchen utensils or items. Rolling pins, mixing bowls, scales. Funny right?
I scooped up a mixing bowl prototype that makes me smile just seeing it on my kitchen counter. It's simplicity and beauty make me so happy and it truly brings more joy to my cooking and baking when I use it. You can find their wares in and around Boston at shops like Loyal Supply Co., Olives and Grace, and online at Covet and Lou.
Thank you for the studio tour, Abby & Eric! Be sure to follow Myrth Ceramics on Instagram for updates on any pop-up locations. Their plates, mugs, vases and hanging planters make great holiday gifts and it's all lovingly handmade right here in Boston!
Who are some of your favorite potters and ceramicists?