Ae Ceramics are handmade by a small crew of people in the coastal village of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, where the natural shapes of coastal life are transformed into dinnerware, functional art, and tabletop accessories.
Artist and designer Alison Evans lived and worked for several years in NYC. Wanting to be closer to family and focus on establishing her own studio, Alison moved to the quiet town of East Boothbay, Maine. With her studio just a few feet from the ocean, inspiration surrounded her. The natural forms of her environment – oyster and clam shells, barnacles, and sea urchins – became bowls, vases, and serving pieces. The allure lies in the essence of natural forms without duplication.
The timeless oyster series provides the foundations of Ae Ceramics. Although the series’ shape is inspired by nature, the shape provides a unique divergence from traditionally round dinnerware. Further enhancing her work, Alison developed glazes to mimic nature’s movement, grace, and individuality.
As Alison’s unique shapes and glazes gained popularity, Ae Ceramics grew from a single artist working out of a garage into a staff of five and a beautiful working studio and retail store. We encourage you to come visit our location to learn about our process and meet the makers.
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