Danny Kaplan’s deliberately simple touch expands not only into large-scale projects such as tables and chairs, but the ceramic accents to grace them.
A self-trained ceramicist perhaps best known for his sought-after geometric lamps featured in New York penthouses and LA bungalows alike, Danny’s relentless pursuit of the intersection of beauty and utility defines his collection of organic, hand-thrown bowls.
Using a clay that is rich in what Danny and his team affectionately refer to as “grog and grit,” they develop structurally complex forms that push the bounds of ceramic-making.
Starting from a sketch, each piece is built from the ground up through a variety of techniques. Be it coiling, shaping or hand-throwing, each reflects Danny’s careful eye for form and composition.
The pieces feel as if they have been unearthed from an archaeological dig – simultaneously prehistoric in shape, yet modern within his monochromatic presentation.
Danny Kaplan’s finishes are part of what makes his work so distinct, applied with a combination of rich, tactile glazes and slips that are almost velvet to the touch.