Studio Joo is a brand of thoughtfully-designed and handmade objects by Brooklyn artist, Elaine Tian.
Prior to her career as a designer, Elaine studied Drawing and Sculpture at The College of Fine Arts in Sydney, Australia, then pursued her Masters in Design Studies.
Joo is where these disciplines meet…
Comprised primarily of porcelain vessels and light fixtures, the work combines sculpture (form/materials), drawing (mark-making), design (function), and is inspired by the beauty of simplicity and the wabi-sabi aesthetic.
In 2014, Elaine won the Madeline Sadin Award for ceramics, presented by the historic Greenwich House Pottery in New York City.
Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, TimeOut NY, Food & Wine, Dwell, Lucky, Cool Hunting, and selected items can be seen on the set of Giada at Home on Food Network. More recently, a small collection of work was displayed in Paris at the prestigious Le Bon Marché as part of Brooklyn Rive Gauche, a month-long exhibit of new Brooklyn designers.
Her home is also one of twelve homes of designers and makers featured in Chic Boutiquers at Home, a new book by London-based stylist and author, Ellie Tennant.