I remember going to Silver Lake’s ReForm School a month ago and being obsessed with these tiny, little handthrown pots and vessels. They were so delicate and minimal, very much these perfect accent pieces to your kitchen or bathroom or wherever you need to store tiny items in a beautiful way. I scribbled down the maker’s name–Terttulla Ceramics–and sadly saw some sad news in my research: the brand was on pause selling goods as they were relocating from Los Angeles to Stockholm, Sweden. After a few weeks, Terttulla has some wares to share again and–although no longer LA folk–we thought we’d share as a bon voyage to the brand.
The ceramics come from Sara Söderberg, a ceramicist who draws influence from Scandinavian, mid-century American, and Japanese design. Everything she makes is tiny and delicate, quite like you shrunk items from Heath by way of Abbot Kinney’s Tortoise mixed with a little Marimekko thrown in. “Functionality and design are equally important, and durability and sustainability are emphasised in every object made,” she explains in her statement on her goods, which are all made herself from the throwing to the sanding to the glazing.
The pieces span quite a mix of goods too, each of which are designed with its purpose in mind. For example, her White Creamer is a smooth, solid piece of milk made to pour your milk out of. Her little Single Salt Pods are pulled from the earth, the stone the salt comes from housing it now. Her Egg Pots are made with yolks inside of them, foreshadowing to the eggs what is going to become of them. Each of her wares are dainty and almost too precious to actually use, something that places Terttulla at the highest rung of a ladder leading to extreme elegance.
The pieces are available through Sara’s Etsy page and also at ReForm School as well as Firefly in Abbot Kinney. You can also catch more of her work on her website, too. We’re very bummed that Söderberg and Terttulla have hopped from the LA to Stockholm but we’re very proud to say that this great little brand spent some time out West. We like to think that our city influenced her work quite a bit.