Creating functional ceramic objects has been integral to my life for many years. Wheel throwing and hand building are sources of unwavering fun, meditative movement, and constant learning in which I expand my technique and ideas.
Inadvertently, my passion for constructing everyday tableware has run parallel to a long-standing career in food. I was a registered dietitian working in nutrition communications and food policy, and later directed my skills to helping nonprofit organizations provide food and nutrition education to New York City’s underserved communities.
Today, ceramics is my full-time career. I work out of a community studio in Brooklyn where I am inspired and supported by an amazing group of talented artists.  

All of my pottery is 100% handmade by me.  I work with a variety of stoneware clays, both on the pottery wheel and through hand building. I love experimenting with modern designs, unique silhouettes and interesting textures. Many of my pieces use Sgraffito (in Italian "to scratch") in which I apply layers of colored slip (liquid clay) or underglaze to a clay object and then scratch off eye-catching designs that reveal the clay underneath.  Others are painted with black slip and/or colorful underglazes to reveal modern, organic shapes and patterns.

My structures are simple and contemporary, and each item is individually crafted with its own unique look. On my website you can view collections of everyday use vases, serving trays, cups, plates, bowls and more.  All pieces are dishwasher and microwave safe.     

I do offer custom commissions! If you have a requests, please contact me at Ljakobsberg@gmail.com. I am experienced in matching existing tableware sets for consistency, as well as creating something entirely new for you or for gifts. 

Gifts certificates are also available, just ask!