Dec 18, 2012
Ceramic Art by Kat Silverstein
By Alice Oglethorpe
Chicago artist and designer Kat Silverstein decided to make gifts for her family out of some of her paintings and illustrations. But she didn’t want the artwork to just hang on a wall; she wanted it to be practical. So she started hand-painting cups, spoons, and other kitchenware to give as presents. After enough people told her they wanted to buy the gifts she was making, Silverstein started up an Etsy store called 7 Doors Studio. Most of the illustrations are of animals (Silverstein has degrees in painting and environmental education, so the natural world is one of her favorite places to find inspiration). She paints ceramic spoon sets, platters, measuring cups, plates, mugs, and cups—all of which are perfect stocking stuffers or hostess gifts.
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Domestica is an online extension of the inspiration, advice, and scoop that the Chicago Home + Garden minimag provides four times a year inside Chicago magazine. Here, Chicago magazine style and Home + Garden editor Gina Bazer (left) and contributing blogger Alice Oglethorpe (right), along with guest bloggers, dish on home design trends, discuss design obsessions and dilemmas, share spaces they love, and bring you the latest local design news, from sales to events.
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