New Ceramics from our favorite Cat Lady: Leah Goren

Before we go any further, I should clarify that the term “cat lady” is pretty much the highest form of compliment here at the design*sponge office. And we are all huge fans of Leah Goren. I’ve been coveting her cat tank for much too long and proudly sport her Picasso Cats Tote instead of an actual handbag. So I was excited to see that Leah is turning her illustration and pattern talents to ceramics. Leah started making ceramics with her mom last December while back in California for the holidays. Her mother has a kiln and taught Leah how to make simple stoneware pots. Leah so enjoyed seeing her illustrations translated into a new (and long-lasting form) that when she was back in New York, she started taking classes. Most of her pieces are hand-formed with white stoneware and decorated with colored slips on the wet clay or with glazes on the bisque. You can see all of Leah’s ceramics work on her blog, here.  The pieces are for sale in her etsy shop.   (We also recently peeked into Leah’s Brooklyn home, check it out here.) –Amy

*Note: The small dishes above are currently sold out, but Leah is on it! Check back here for more.



See more of Leah’s ceramics after the jump!







  1. Love those sweet little cat dishes! We are definitely cat people here! We have 5 rescue kitties and there is a local “cat lady” that we love, she rescues and neuters cats around town.

  2. Donna Boyle says:

    I love your cat dishes. We have 10 cats,all indoors, most are rescues. We’ve been cat people for over 40 yrs. They are the loves of my life! Thank you for making items with cats. Hope to purchase some very soon. I have the Esty app, I think I saw your ceramics listed there.

  3. kathryn says:

    ohhh wow…just love those cat dishes!!

  4. so so much love for all of these!

  5. mahasitha says:

    The cat dishes are adorable!!

  6. Amanda says:

    Love all cats, these are amazing!

  7. seth macbeth says:

    these are beautiful, love the simplicity of the designs.

  8. Eva says:

    Love the cats, Where can I get the beautiful bangle???


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