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The Pottery All the Coolest Restaurants Are Using

June 30th, 2016

Chances are, if you’ve dined at Austin hotspots Qui, Uchi, or Emmer & Rye, you’ve already met Keith Kreeger. As a firm believer that thoughtfully made objects and delicious food go hand in hand, Keith is the ceramicist behind the handmade dishware and serving pieces in over two dozen restaurants across the country. His minimalist style and work with soft matte glazes continues to catch the eyes of restauranteurs in this foodie town and beyond.

We caught up with Keith at his ceramics studio in East Austin for a tour of his space and a lesson in how to use a pottery wheel. Keith effortlessly demo’ed the art, then we each took a stab at throwing our own bowls. Not surprisingly, we all need a lot more practice, but our beginner status didn’t keep us from having an absolute blast! Click through for scenes from our field trip, as well as some tips and tricks from Keith himself…

*photography by Buff Strickland

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3 Comments under :: The Pottery All the Coolest Restaurants Are Using
  1. Libbynan says:

    My daughter, a teacher, has been doing ceramics for several years now. It is a major stress-reliever for her. For me it is pure joy to eat my breakfast cereal or drink my coffee from vessels hand-made by my daughter. Ya’ll stick with it.

  2. Cynthia says:

    Houston’s Uchi is one of my favorite restaurants to go to! These are beautiful. I used to throw pottery in art school, and porcelain clay is so fine and needs to be drawn so thinly. It’s very challenging to work with!
    Likely By Sea

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