7 Contemporary Ceramicists to Collect

Ceramicists continue to push this centuries-old medium forward, discovering new shapes, new techniques, and new subjects to capture in clay.  

From Cody Hoyt’s angular vessels to Roberto Lugo’s activist portraits, discover fresh pieces to add to your space. To buy any of these works, you can click on the image to contact the gallery directly.


Linda Lopez

Through her playful, porcelain “dust furry” sculptures, Lopez shows that inanimate objects can have personalities of their own.

$1,500–2,300


Cody Hoyt

Hoyt combines hand-marbling with slab-based construction to create angular, colorful wonders—and some are as small as four by five inches.

$585


Katie Stout

From hand-pinched clay lamps to mirrors supported by acrobatic nudes, Stout’s ceramics are filled with a whimsical sense of humor.

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Jo Taylor

For her swirling structures, Taylor finds inspiration in architectural ornamentation, from elaborate plaster ceilings to wrought iron gates.

£1,000–2,500


Roberto Lugo

Lugo imbues his pottery with social activism, using the shapes of Victorian era fine china to portray people of color, from Kendrick Lamar to Gwendolyn Brooks.

$700–20,000


Merete Rasmussen

Rasmussen twists and curls her clay sculptures by hand, creating looping abstractions that are reminiscent of biological forms and mathematical equations.

$8,000–15,500


Rose Eken

For her most recent series, Eken recreated everyday objects from counter-culture movements around the world, including cell phones, champagne bottles, and lemons (an antidote for tear gas).  

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