Talking Shop With Ana Henton
Still Life Ceramics
When did you and Mel Keedle open Still Life Ceramics?
We launched two years ago.
Tell us about your DTLA location.
The Row became home to our studio and shop because it had a great mix of independent brands. It’s a perfect fit with our desire to show some of L.A.’s great ceramicists.
What will visitors find?
Our Still Life collection of tableware, but we also showcase local pieces like clay-chain wall hangings by Taylor Kibby of Grit Studio and small sculptures by Ben Medansky.
Describe the pieces you and Mel create.
We focus on celebrating every moment at the table, whether you’re eating alone or feasting with friends and family. The pieces are minimal in shape but expressive in glaze.
And you teach classes?
After production hours, we open for workshops that range from one-hour wheel-throwing to months-long courses. It’s how we share our love of this wonderful craft!