daina platais

by Grace Bonney

Daina Platais is a product designer and ceramicist based in Brooklyn who recently took a sabbatical to travel to Nicaragua and follow her dream. Working with local craftspeople, Daina has been learning about traditional Nicaraguan art and design and has already created a few pieces inspired by her time there. The collection won’t be out until next year, but these preview pieces were too beautiful not to share. The vessels above were inspired by the beautiful leaf below; if that sort of detail can be expected from each piece, I can’t wait to see the full series when it’s done. Thanks for the preview, Daina! xo, grace

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