Behind A Boulder Ceramicist’s Beautiful, Minimalistic Pieces



Meet The Maker


Bridget Dorr takes a slow and simple approach to making ceramic tableware–and hopes her customers will use her one-of-a-kind pieces with a similar intention. “My materials are very simple. Most days it’s just my hands and clay,” says the Boulder, Colorado-based ceramicist, who creates custom work in addition to items for her online shop and boutique retailers. “The aim is that people will use my pieces to feel grounded during mealtime and to slow down from the fast-paced lives we tend to live.” When designing her feminine cups, mugs, dishes and spoons–lately, finished in a soft palette of dusty hues and matte glazes–Dorr takes cues from the stark minimalism and warm colors of the American Southwest. “The high deserts of New Mexico are so inspiring to me at the moment,” she says. “I admire the work of Georgia O’Keeffe; the way she captured the beauty of the West is simply magical.” Also, sure to inspire: Dorr’s forthcoming line of dinnerware, plus candle holders and serving platters–all in her signature organic-minimalist style.