Ceramicist Morgan Levine’s Marbleized Dishware Evokes the Cosmos
Last spring, following 15 years as a prop stylist, Morgan Levine branched out into marbleized dishware, which she handmakes using slab-building and pottery-wheel techniques in Brooklyn, New York. “My work is slipware, meaning that I create patterns using colored liquid clays called
slips,” she explains. Every one-of-a-kind piece is a record of the maker’s gesture and the slip’s fleeting fluidity, with unpredictable organic shapes and subtle layers of color. Her designs—including the Cosmic collection of dinner and side plates, pinch dishes, soup bowls, platters, and the like—reference 17th-century joggled Staffordshire slipware, Turkish Ebru patterns, Venetian marbled papers, and French agateware. “The play between intricate details and soft gradients evokes images of the sky, the ocean, and the cosmos,” Levine notes. She also dabbles in neon-inflected florals. Each clear-glazed piece is dishwasher and microwave safe: form and function, covered.