micolceramics

Handmade ceramic tableware and decorative items

Brooklyn, New York | 37 Sales

micolceramics

Handmade ceramic tableware and decorative items

Brooklyn, New York 37 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (5)
Micol Hernandez

Contact shop owner

Micol Hernandez

About

Ceramics: Love at First Sight

When I was a young child in Spain, my mother owned a flower shop. Every month, we would take a trip together to a small nearby village where most of the people made a living by selling simple, handmade pottery. In this village, my mother and I would visit different potters and purchase a variety of styles to sell back in her shop. I remember how magical it seemed, how these potters took wet clay and transformed it into an infinite array of colorful, useful objects.

While watching one old potter at work in his shop, I remarked to my mother how much I would love to learn this magical skill. The potter, overhearing me, generously invited me over to his wheel. There, he explained the very basics of how throwing works, and let me move the clay with my tiny hands. All this happened in the space of a couple of minutes, but it had a profound effect on me. I knew I needed to work with clay.

Years later, I began to study art seriously in high school, and went on to university to study ceramic sculpture. After university, I attended several artist residency programs around Europe to pursue my work with sculpture. In 2010, I moved to New York City. During my time in New York, I became fascinated with tableware and decorative homeware, and began experimenting more and more with these types of objects in my work. In September, 2015, I started a new company, Micòl Ceramics, to share my work with the world. I currently have a wonderful studio in Industry City, Brooklyn.

Around the web

Shop members

  • Micol Hernandez

    Owner

    Welcome! I've been making ceramics for over twenty years, in Spain and the USA. I currently have a wonderful studio in Industry City, Brooklyn. I am a sculptor by training, but also love making small, beautiful objects for the home.

Shop policies

Last updated on

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits