Inside the Studio

Our dinnerware is hand-made at a light-filled studio in Union City, New Jersey, by a team of 10 artisans. The studio is also where we quality check and pack up dozens of orders per day, which are then sent out to restaurants like Lilia, Jean-Georges, and Felix Trattoria and to serious home cooks all over the country.

Our Story

When Jono started the company in 2004, he had a simple mission: to design unique dinnerware options for the hospitality industry. He started small, with one wheel and one kiln, and collaborated with chefs, taking risks and learning from his mistakes. Then and now, his priority is to work directly with our clients, responding quickly and thoughtfully to their needs in ways that larger manufacturers can’t, resulting in dinnerware with a personal feel that sets our clients’ restaurants and dining rooms apart.

Our Process

Each piece that Jono has designed has its own unique production process, which can entail as many as 15 individual steps, and use methods such as slip casting, jiggering, and good old-fashioned wheel throwing. Our studio is equipped with 10 kilns and 6 wheels and we begin each day with the thrill of opening our Blaauw kiln to discover the finished pieces we loaded in the night before.

The Team

WHERE TO FIND US

600 Palisade Avenue, #105
Union City, NJ 07087

We’re just 20 minutes from Manhattan and can be easily reached via Path train, car, or bus. There’s parking available in the studio lot. 

Directions

By Car: We’re about 20 minutes from Manhattan by car. (We have parking at the studio, but please don’t park in front of the loading dock.)

By Train: Take the PATH Train to Hoboken. We're a 10-minute car from the Path train, or you can take the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail to 9th Street Station and walk to the Yardley building.

By Bus: Take the 123 Bus from Port Authority to the Palisade Avenue at 6th Ave stop. The studio is in the Yardley factory building directly outside the bus stop. Walk through the gate into the parking lot. Enter through the Entrance A door and walk past the mailboxes to the sea-foam green entryway on the right side. We're the first door up the stairs.

Please Note: Our open studios are currently paused due to COVID. We hope to re-open our doors on the first Friday and Saturday of the month as soon as it is safe to do so again. You’ll be able to meet the team and add to your dinnerware collection with one-of-a-kind pieces, seconds, and overstock from custom restaurant jobs. Cash and cards accepted.