Michelle Barrett Ceramics is the design and work of Michelle Barrett, an artist and maker currently living and producing usable ceramics and home goods in the Greater Boston Area. With an organic aesthetic, and a pull towards fresh and simple finishes, Michelle’s line of ceramic tableware is beautiful, imperfect, and modern. Each piece is thrown, built, and finished by hand, then fired twice to a final temperature of 2300+ degrees for maximum strength and durability.Michelle finds thematic inspiration from nature, and regularly incorporates subtle hand painted, glazed, or carved elements that evoke memories of woodland and seaside exploration. With a strong focus on the beauty of handmade, everyday tableware, MBC pieces go through the process of time and love during their making and it is the artist’s intention that the inclusion of special, one of a kind ceramics, brings the future owner a deeper sense of connection to the day through their use. In this fast paced world full of temporary pleasures and fleeting trends, we hope that Michelle Barrett Ceramics find their way to you, call your attention to each impermanent moment, and bring joy.
WABI - SABI
An aesthetic view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. A view of beauty that is imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. Wabi-sabi characheteristics include asymmetry, roughness, simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.
FROM THE ARTIST
"I never wanted to make "stuff". I want to celebrate simple things. Small joys. Every beautiful breath. I try to think of my work as an invitation to participate more fully in life's most overlooked moments. Anything from arranging flowers on a windowsill to pouring the day's first cup of coffee. An integral part of my process is interaction - how people will use a finished piece. As lovely as it is when I pull something out of the kiln, it's not done until it finds a home."