Jessica Hans

If you think about it, most ceramicists are obsessed with perfecting the clay — wedging it to get rid of bubbles, erasing seams that might come from using a mold, shaving off excess little bits. Jessica Hans is not that ceramicist. Her pots and planters are lumpy and misshapen. They have uneven mouths and aggressively irregular textures, like something out of the prop closet from a Tim Burton movie — which is exactly what we love about them. The Philadelphia-based designer mines a dual background in ceramics and textiles for inspiration, as well as the work of artists like Picasso, Miró, and Keith Haring, whose drawings influenced Hans’s first edition for Sight Unseen.