Melissa Andersen

Melissa Andersen

STORIES BY Melissa Andersen

ReadJudy Jackson Q&A

Judy Jackson Q&A

When she’s not hard at work in her shared New York pottery studio, professional potter Judy

ReadCrystal

Crystal

The timeless appeal of crystal is a story of dichotomy, where sharp meets soft, fragile

ReadAbout Soapstone

About Soapstone

It’s hard not to think of soapstone as a living material. One of its defining qualities is to

ReadThe Essential Apron

The Essential Apron

The best designs are those that we barely notice, so ubiquitous that they’re taken for

ReadClay’s Evolution

Clay’s Evolution

Part of what makes us human is our desire to create, to see in raw materials something

ReadAbout Shaker Style Design

About Shaker Style Design

Amidst a history of furniture design that exalted form and decoration, from the opulent

ReadThe Laguiole Knife, Then and Now

The Laguiole Knife, Then and Now

In a culture that often views its goods as replaceable rather than precious, the craft of hand-making...