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Morgan Peck’s New Ceramics, Inspired by Anemones, Barnacles, and the Pacific Ocean

In the years since we began following her work, Morgan Peck’s ceramics have often pivoted between art and design. But her latest collection, which launches today, falls squarely in the latter category, expanding as it does on her recent experiments with mirrors and adding cylindrical, cut-out lamps to her collection for the first time. Peck is still meditating on a familiar squiggle-handled, slab-built, amphora vernacular in her vases, but the new works also display a new fascination with texture, inspired by craggy barnacles and silky, sponge-like sea anemones. The palette also reflects the Washington-born, L.A.–based Peck’s lifelong proximity to the Pacific Ocean, all sandy neutrals and aquamarine blues.

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