LifeStyle

Posted: June 22, 2007

Artisan-made objects truly have a unique beauty. These pieces, all crafted or sold locally, meld classic technique and modern aesthetics.

Block vote

This color-block tumbler by Maren Kloppmann makes a great accompaniment to morning coffee or tea ($25). Available at the Clay Studio, 139 N. Second St., and www.theclaystudio.org.

Vessel variety

Create a display with a few of these organic-feeling porcelain containers by Yasha Butler ($40-$90). Available at www.yashabutler.etsy.com or by contacting yashaceramics@gmail.com.

Volcanic hues

Thirteen colors of glaze are mixed into the glass base of this lamp ($675). Available at P.A.D. Home, 804 N. Second St., and www.jschatz.com.

Renewed reflection

Margaret Turcich combines recycled plates, glass and ceramic tile to create one-of-a-kind mosaic mirrors ($48-$60). Available at Earthtones, 19 N. Centre St., Merchantville, and at www.margaret.turcich.info.

Bottled up

Give a bouquet its day in the sun with these small bottles by Philadelphia ceramicist Chloe Le Pichon ($19 each). Available at www. chloelepichon.etsy.com; other pieces available at Earthworks, 233 Haverford Ave., Narberth.

Pretty balloons

Each brightly colored furnace-blown vase by Brian Regan captures a single blooming bud ($80-$160). Available at Gallery 908 at Philadelphia Glass Works, 908A N. Third St., and www.gallery908.com.

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