Each season, we release a fresh new crop of pieces from our LOCAL makers online at westelm.com. This way, you can not only shop what’s going on with local artisans at your closest West Elm store (and you should!), but you can also browse unique offerings from curated artists across the country too. Learn more about some of our latest Fall offerings, made with love from around the country!
Viviana Matsuda — San Francisco, CA
After taking a ceramics class to work through her grief from her father’s passing, Viviana Matsuda soon started Mud Witch as both a therapeutic release and a way to create forms people connect with. She handcraft mugs, vases + planters in San Francisco and her work is brand new to the West Elm LOCAL assortment this season. Inspired by the diversity of the human form, her stoneware vases have a curvy, eye-pleasing shape.
In her Greenpoint studio, Virginia Sin designs and handcrafts American-made home goods with a whimsical use of unexpected materials, such as using clay to make trivets and wall hooks. Her latest additions to the LOCAL lineup include a clay candlestick holder, a decorative clay knot that doubles as a paperweight, “paper” plates that are actually made of porcelain. Tour Virginia Sin’s studio here.
Hana El-Assad — New York City
After years of working in film and television, New York City native Hana El-Assad brings the inspiring feeling of living abroad into your home with Hea Ceramics. Made for gatherings, her hand-painted stoneware cups + bowls will transport you to a picturesque balcony in Santorini with ocean blue-painted doors and a wrought iron bistro table, while the cherry plates channel a picturesque villa in Tuscany overlooking rolling green hills.