Passions can be ignited by the most unsuspecting things. For Brooklyn-based ceramicist Ivy Weinglass, her love for pottery sprouted from an aversion of failure. “For my birthday one year, my parents got me a six-week class at my local ceramics studio,” she says. “I went to my first class and quickly realized I had never been worse at anything in my entire life. Everything I made was a disaster. So, I became obsessed. I had to do it. I needed to get better.” Now, six years later, Ivy is a full-time artist selling one-of-a-kind wares, including plates, lamps, vases, and more.
Inspired by her travels, her collections depict scenes, textures, and color palates akin to nature across the country. She captures the sensory experience of the places she’s visited — the mountains, canyons, forests, and beaches — within the textures, colors, and compositions of her pieces. During a 2017 trip along the Northern California coast, she fell in love with the patterns and colors in the rocks and sand of a small beach, inspiring the start of her Range Collection.