small spells

I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time looking at ceramics lately. I’m not sure why, but the more they resemble something organic, rough and handmade, the better. These pieces from Rachel Howe at Small Spells (I love that name) are right up my alley because they have that sort of clean and simple feel. Based in Brooklyn, Rachel is a fine artist, ceramicist and Reiki practitioner who creates these pieces and textiles by hand. If you’re ready to skip the clear glass and embrace something a little heavier, these pieces would be a great option. Click here to check out (and shop) Rachel’s full selection on Etsy, and click here for her main blog. xo, grace

More images of Rachel’s work continue after the jump . . .


Hey, I don’t know where to say this, but the sites formatting has been all messed up on Google Chrome lately. The the white squares behind the text and pictures don’t extend far enough so you can’t read the text on the right hand side of the articles.



I’m using 17.0.963.79. Which is the current, I just updated to see if it made any difference.

Grace Bonney


i just updated too and can’t replicate the error. are you using chrome for windows or mac?



I figured it out, if you’re not using default zoom settings things get offset. Thank you for your time!


We love the crackle glaze, this was used a lot in Vietnam until quite recently. If you are interested in rough and organic ceramics you should take a look at this range from Cambodia we have recently launched in the UK:

Get in touch for info, the glazes and shapes are really something special. It’s a small workshop so each batch is totally unique. We also sell some very limited editions of classic crackle glaze vases and bowls from our shop on Columbia Road :-)