Decorative glasses and bottles for fun

Best known for her popular pottery featuring long, handwritten letters like HONEY, THANKFUL and SLURP, the California-based ceramist is teaming up with Home Essentials to design a line of glassware, due out this fall.

“I’m doing a wide range of items, but am especially excited about the drinkware, which is made from beautiful mouth-blown glass,” Dunn exclusively tells

Like her clay works licensed by Magenta, Dunn tells us the glassware collaboration will be offered exclusively at T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods to start. And “they will all have my same ‘look,'” Dunn says. “Very simple, minimal, and utilitarian.”

That includes those fun fonts, which are so beloved by bloggers.

“I am still always drawn to words and especially the use of one word,” Dunn explains. “Sometimes I think one word can be more powerful than a whole sentence. I like the way words connect with people and they connect people. I like the play on words. I like pairing items up with words—his + hers, king + queen, mine + yours, etc.”

With this new venture, Dunn’s life is coming full circle, in a way. Back in 1994, she flipped a coin to decide which art class she would take: clay or glass. It landed on clay, of course, but now it’s time to turn over the coin.

Don’t worry: She’ll keep making mugs (and so much more). Let’s just hope her glass is a bit easier to find: The ceramics sell out the minute they hit the shelves at the superstores.



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