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Form and Flora Installation Pop-up

Nov 3, 2022 O-M Ceramics & friends launched a ceramics, plant & floral installation Pop-up and mindfulness-based workshops at Slowdown Studio in Pasadena bringing relaxation, creativity, self-care, and connection to the L.A. area in October 2022 for a weekend.  We were so grateful to everyone who came by and joined our mindfulness workshops. On view will be “Forms & Flora,” a shoppable installation by me, plant designer Benji and floral artist JiaHao using sculpture, plant and floral elements. The installation celebrates a sense of playfulness and beauty that can be channeled through meditative creative practices. Sound bath by Lulu.     Featured artists: Ari Salka, Benji Le, Carrie Lau, JiaHao Peng and Lulu Toselli.

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The Spruce: O-M Ceramic Is Adding Color and Movement Into Home Spaces

by Jane Kim May 25th 2022 The Spruce Home Away From Home is a series that spotlights BIPOC brands that are adding a cultural essence to everyday items. This allows anyone to always have a piece of their culture in their own space without ever feeling homesick or out of touch with their roots. We're exploring the stories of the individuals behind the brands that have touched people's hearts through their products and have allowed people to feel at home anywhere. In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we are highlighting AAPI owned businesses in the month of May to share their voices and recognize their influence on the Asian community. What started out as a restorative hobby transformed...

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THE LOCAL OPTIMIST / MAD HAPPY: INTROSPECTION AND INSPIRATION IN CLAY WITH CARRIE LAU

by Caroline Hatchett March 8th 2021 THE LOCAL OPTIMIST Would my snake plant have lived had I nestled it into a planter from Carrie Lau’s Object-Matter? Probably not (overwatering was its downfall). The L.A.-based designer, art director, and ceramicist admits she sometimes kills plants, too, but giving up easily is not something Lau does. (She recently downloaded an app to diagnose her plants’ ills so she could nurture them back to health.)  Lau was born and raised in Hong Kong and moved to L.A. in 2008 to launch a career in design. After establishing a multi-disciplinary creative studio, also named Object-Matter, she picked up ceramics on a lark, and just two years after her first awkward attempts at the pottery wheel, Lau started a ceramics...

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91 Magazine: MEET THE MAKER: O-M CERAMIC

by Kath Webber September 21, 2018 91 Magazine interview O-M or Object-Matter Ceramic is the product of artist Carrie Lau, working from her studio in Los Angeles.With playful forms and striking surface pattern, Carrie’s designs have earned her cult status among fans of modern pottery, and, for Carrie, encourage mindful making. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Carrie Lau first fell in love with Los Angeles, and making ceramics in 2014. Previously working for a Hong Kong-based fashion magazine, graphic products were clearly in Carrie’s creative blood, but her journey to ceramics was almost accidental. ‘I decided to come to LA for a graphic design program, since then I have been working in graphic design and art direction,’ explains Carrie. ‘but about...

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Glaze Magazine: The Playful Minimalism of O-M ceramic

By Glaze Magazine Carrie Lau of O-M ceramic starts her creative process with meditation. It’s not a small feat, it takes discipline to meditate! While many potters note the way ceramics will make them stay in the present,  Carrie has taken it a step further to use the process of making to bring her into a mindful state. And the work created from these meditations comes out with minimalist forms with playful graphics painted on them. Originally from Hong Kong, Carrie works from her studio in Los Angeles. In addition to ceramics, Carrie is also a graphic designer and art director as well as an illustrator. Here we talk with Carrie about how she has found balance in her work. You’re working on a few...

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