Kevin Wilcoxson

Kevin Wilcoxson makes kiln-fired porcelain tableware and planters in his Brooklyn, New York, studio. Each piece is handmade, combining the Mingei style of Japanese art and industrial design to make what he calls a “new modern” style of functional pottery. The term Mingei, which refers to the Japanese folk art movement, was coined by philosopher Yanagi Soetsu, who saw beauty in ordinary and utilitarian objects made by unknown craftsmen. Wilcoxson embraces that philosophy and gives us something to ponder as we temporarily disconnect from the outside world.