Artisan-made objects truly have a unique beauty. These pieces, all crafted or sold locally, meld classic technique and modern aesthetics.
- Joy Deangdeelert Cho
This color-block tumbler by Maren Kloppmann makes a great accompaniment to morning coffee or tea ($25). Available at the Clay Studio, 139 N. Second St., and www.theclaystudio.org.
Thirteen colors of glaze are mixed into the glass base of this lamp ($675). Available at P.A.D. Home, 804 N. Second St., and www.jschatz.com.
Margaret Turcich combines recycled plates, glass and ceramic tile to create one-of-a-kind mosaic mirrors ($48-$60). Available at Earthtones, 19 N. Centre St., Merchantville, and at www.margaret.turcich.info.
Give a bouquet its day in the sun with these small bottles by Philadelphia ceramicist Chloe Le Pichon ($19 each). Available at www. chloelepichon.etsy.com; other pieces available at Earthworks, 233 Haverford Ave., Narberth.
Each brightly colored furnace-blown vase by Brian Regan captures a single blooming bud ($80-$160). Available at Gallery 908 at Philadelphia Glass Works, 908A N. Third St., and www.gallery908.com.