Mottahedeh & Co.

Mottahedeh is known for producing the highest quality tableware and giftware in porcelain, faience, brass, and other materials, with an emphasis on reproduction china, historically-inspired forms, and museum-licensed products. 

(Here is a link to Mottahedeh's self-description.)

I have worked for many years with Mottahedeh- first with the founder, Mildred Mottahedeh, and now with the current president, Wendy Kvalheim.

In a typical project, Mottahedeh will give me an assignment based on a concept and some reference artifacts, and I develop designs and plaster models of a product. Factories, mostly in Portugal and Italy, use these models to make their molds. These intriguing shapes, in porcelain, with excellent handpainting and ambitious, beautiful decals, result in spectacular products. (Note that my work is in shape development, I don't claim credit for the 2-D decoration)

NEW Products Here:

Rookwood for Mottahedeh, vessels

Rookwood for Mottahedeh, trays

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Recent Shop Talk

Slipcasting Plates

How to design molds for slipcast plates, platters, shallow bowls and similar forms

Solo Show, Bethlehem Public Library, Prints and Drawings, 12/2015

Solo show of Prints, Drawings, and Collages at the Bethlehem (NY) Public Library

Solo Show, Bethlehem Public Library, Collages. 12/2015

A suite of collages with Jokers

Figure Drawings

A few selections of figure drawings from recent years.

“Rookwood for Mottahedeh” shapes

Three shapes for Rookwood/Mottahedeh

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