Ceramics and Theory thrives on the unexpected. Our functional porcelain pieces—including cups, vases, mugs, serving pieces, and sculptural accents—empower collectors to inject a flirtatious and subversive wink into their decor. We believe in the power of expression, honesty, and frustration; of surprise and camaraderie. Simple curves and excellent craftsmanship yield modern forms that fit any decor.
We use a fine, white porcelain clay which is fired to over 2300 degrees Fahrenheit to become glass-like, water-tight, and food-safe. Finely thrown and seemingly delicate, porcelain is quite robust--a delicate cup with a strong message. Each piece of pottery is made and decorated by hand in Brooklyn, New York. Ceramics and Theory is represented by home boutiques and fine craft galleries throughout the country.
Founder Dustin Yager has been engaged with clay for more than a dozen years, carefully developing expertise in working with porcelain on the pottery wheel. Prior to coming to New York in 2016, he lived and worked in Minneapolis and Chicago. Dustin has exhibited his work across the country and internationally, and given presentations about his practice at the Walker Art Center, the National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) and Pecha Kucha Chicago. He is originally from Wyoming.
Photos by Heidi Lee