The Dinnerware That Makes Brooklyn Decker “Happy Every Day”
A lot of love—weeks’ worth!—goes into each plate.
Updated Oct 12, 2018 9:51 AM
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Dinner in Brooklyn Decker and Andy Roddick’s home isn’t served on fine china. The actress–turned–design aficionada took a hands-on approach to choosing her family’s table settings, recently revealing her secret source: ceramist Keith Kreeger. “These are the Americana-style dishes he made for our home, and they make me happy every day,” Decker wrote on Instagram, accompanying an image of three milk-white plates with barely there red and blue borders. The wholesome designs look simple, but creating them is anything but.
According to Kreeger’s site, every piece is crafted at his Austin studio and involves a 15-step process (think: lots of jiggering, slip casting, throwing, and slab building). No wonder the company claims it takes around eight weeks before your order arrives at your door. Also, all the products are made of porcelain, a clay that is less porous and thus has less imperfections than ceramic. Basically, the easy-to-glaze material is naturally a perfect white, which explains why Kreeger’s three-piece combinations cost $720 for a set of four.
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Being a huge fan of his work (his dishes are in some of my favorite Austin restaurants) I hunted down @keithkreeger many moons ago on Instagram and we immediately became friends. We went on to create several sets together, which required a lot of back-and-forth (I once told him a sample looked like a plate with stretch marks) and every piece of his feels special and personal. He has now streamlined that process (probably to avoid stretch mark-type notes)and they are all available on KeithKreeger.com I can’t recommend this person or his work enough! These are the Americana style dishes he made for our home and they make me happy every day.
Decker didn’t decide on these plates because she saw them on her feed or because Kreeger is trending (although he will be now!)—she was inspired to hunt them down after she noticed all her favorite Austin restaurants used them. And while she could have easily ordered his signature black-and-white version, she went a step further and collaborated with Kreeger to give hers a personal (and colorful) touch. When in doubt, skip the regular menu for à la carte.
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