Hand throwing pottery creates unique and beautiful pieces. The craftmanship is evident in each piece, and the variations and so-called 'imperfections' are what gives handmade it's charm and beauty. No two pieces are exactly the same, and that's just how we like it. Much of our pottery is hand thrown: from our mugs to our platters.
SVEN Ceramics is a small studio located in San Francisco dedicated to crafting beautiful, durable, and unique handmade ceramics. Currently focussing on our pottery, it is our pleasure to craft ceramics for restaurants and cafes. We offer two studio lines of dinnerware in an array of glazes, and are also happy to collaborate to create custom-made ceramics to create a look uniquely yours. Our studio uses two methods to create our pottery.
Pressed ceramics are made from studio-made molds of pieces we designed and crafted. Due to the method by which they are made, they have an added durability, as well as greater consistency of shape and size. Much of the process is still done by hand, including all of the finishing work.
All of our unique glazes are formulated and made in our studio, using non-toxic natural materials. This year we have focussed on curating a glaze selection that is inspired by our beautiful Bay Area surroundings. Stay tuned, as we are perfecting a number of other colors that we are quite excited about!
All of the ceramics that you see in the catalogue below can be glazed in any of our studio glazes.
We would be happy to send more photos to you of any of these items in different glazes, or from different angles. We do different glazing styles on all pieces to reveal more and less of the raw clay, so please let us know if you have any questions. We also make more ceramic items than are shown in this list.
We do offer large order discounts. Please enquire for further information.
We would love to create ceramics designed for you. If you have a specific piece or look that you have been searching for, please don't hesitate to contact us! We are also open to making Exclusive Designs, that will be crafted for you alone.
Of course, the lead time is situationally dependent. In general, you can expect a time frame of 2-3 months to create your ceramics, not including the time it takes to make the design and for you to choose it. We are open to the possibility of rush orders, though we will charge a percentage fee.