The KleinReid Story
Comfortingly human, sublimely divine--modern porcelain design with "old soul syndrome." Founded in New York in 1993, KleinReid is a collaborative porcelain studio led by James Klein and David Reid. Centered on a love for handcrafted work, KleinReid is a leader in creating contemporary porcelain pieces that range from loosely formed pots to labor intensive works of perfection.
Their journey in expression has led them to a life-changing collaboration with legendary designer, Eva Zeisel, as well as afforded them the opportunity to design collections for well-known companies like Herman Miller and Dansk.
Why We Love KleinReid
KleinReid's unique pieces feature dense, translucent porcelain and artisanal glazes that balance basic human emotion with pure aesthetic, sophistication with simplicity. They believe the human hand to be "capable of craft at every possible level," and their handmade contemporary collections are grounded in warmth and a playful exploration of modern expression and communication. Heavily influenced by ancient clay turning traditions and works of art, KleinReid finds unique ways of bridging the past with the present in their American-made ceramics.
A Fun Fact About KleinReid
Museums and collectors aren't the only ones after KleinReid's works. In fact, the past two sitting presidents have also sought out their craftsmanship.
Noteworthy Pieces by KleinReid
KleinReid combines two diverse mediums, wood turning and pottery, in their attractive Prime collection. Check out the Mary McGregor Catch-All, a beautiful, stout vessel that cheerfully guards rings, trinkets and keepsakes upon its hand-turned walnut base.