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SKINNY x West Elm Collection

A five piece ceramic collection designed in collaboration with West Elm, sold exclusively in stores nationwide and online. Fall 2019

“Susan’s work has a lightness and airiness that one does not usually associate with ceramics. Those qualities makes her pieces stand out;  they are a balance of decorative and functional, and that's what the WE customer comes to us for,” says Design Manager for West Elm, Grace Kim. “We’re thrilled she collaborated on such beautiful pieces for us.”

Read more in the Marin IJ feature

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Industry City

As part of the collaboration and design process, I flew to West Elm's headquarters in New York to meet the team and discuss the project. I refined my ideas through handmade prototypes onsite in their maker studio in Industry City.  The prototypes were then sent with technical drawings to their vendors in Asia for manufacturing development. The collection was produced in Vietnam and China, and distributed to all the West Elm stores across the country.