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pottery and whatnot By dustin yager

At Ceramics and Theory, we make unexpected things.

We believe in the power of expression, honesty, and frustration; of surprise and camaraderie.

Integrity is important to our design process. Simple forms and excellent craftsmanship ensure you get a classy piece that adds just the right wink and sparkle to your home.

Got something to say? Get in touch below to discuss custom work.

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.

Unless otherwise noted, all pieces are dish washer and microwave safe, although we recommend hand washing—be careful, yo!

Each piece of pottery is made and decorated by hand in Brooklyn, New York.

Dustin Yager has been working 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.

upcoming events

We would be just delighted to see you at any of the upcoming parties and sales!

renegade craft fair

November 18 – 19, 11 am - 6 pm

Metropolitan Pavilion

Chelsea, New York

made in clay

December 2, 12 - 7 pm

Greenwich House Pottery

West Village, New York

bust craftacular

December 9 – 10, 11 am - 7 pm

Brooklyn Expo Center

Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Signature pieces

One of a kind pieces and small editions

Please email me for more information about these and other works available.

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Available at

Ceramics + Theory is available at the following galleries and boutiques:

Asher Gallery
Houston, TX

Clay Art Center
Port Chester, NY

Dear Neighbor
Richmond, VA

Fancy & Staple
Fort Wayne, IN

Gem Jewelry Boutique
Oak Park, IL

Humboldt House
Chicago, IL

i like you
Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN

Lillstreet Art Center
Chicago, IL

Olives & Grace

Remedies Parlour
Fort Myers, FL



Interested in beginning a relationship? Contact me for information on wholesale purchases.


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