Locally Made Cups, Bowls and Mugs from Artist Cary Lane

Ali Brownrigg  |   April 2014   |  FROM THE PRINT EDITION
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Lucky Cups of all sizes by artist Cary Lane

The pottery cups, bowls and mugs made by Acme, Washington–based artist Cary Lane for her business, The Bowl Maker (thebowlmaker.com), are delightful, feel-good pieces of functional art. Each piece, faithfully reproduced in Thailand, is a rounded ode to the natural world, complete with little snippets of poetry that tumble out of Lane’s artistic soul: “Sing to what you love,” “It seemed to be her lucky day,” “A little bean of a dream.” Every bowl, cup and mug from her Bowl Line is safe for food and sturdy enough for both the microwave and the dishwasher. Our picks: the Lucky cups (from $8), small vessels perfect for filling with tiny treasures. Available at Magpie, Capitol Hill, 1408 18th Ave.; 206.860.6035; magpiekid.com