Upon graduating from the Miami University of Ohio in 2006 with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, with a concentration in Ceramics, Siegel traveled to Jingdezhen, China, the birthplace of fine porcelain, to complete two artistic residencies at Jackson Li’s Sanbao International Ceramic Village and Caroline Cheng’s Pottery Workshop. Prior to opening his current studio in Los Angeles, California, Siegel successfully operated a studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Handmade Pottery - A Message From the Artist
There is something special about handcrafting an object. The satisfaction that comes from creating something from start-to-finish and connecting with the process, which is an idea that is mostly lost in this time of mass production.
Drawing inspiration from the traditions of the past that encouraged originality, simplicity of form, use of local materials, and the visibility of the handmade elements, I create functional and decorative porcelain objects that are both simple and beautiful.
As a designer-craftsman, the clean lines of my pieces are deliberate. Through my work I aim to create an aesthetic that is based on utility, harmony and exposed structures to bring about a contemporary take on everyday objects.
Each of my limited-edition pieces is individually hand-thrown and hand-stamped in my downtown Los Angeles, California studio. Meticulously crafted and durable. By offering my work for use in your home, I am able to share my values of simplicity and integrity for living with you. I am thankful for this opportunity and hope that Robert Siegel Handmade™ will bring you years of enjoyment.