Photo by Doug Young

Photo by Doug Young

Studio Joo is a brand of thoughtfully-designed and handmade objects by Brooklyn-based ceramic and visual artist, Elaine Tian.

Elaine has a BFA in Drawing and Sculpture from The College of Fine Arts, and a Masters in Design Studies from The University of New South Wales, Australia.

Joo is where all these disciplines meet…

Comprised primarily of porcelain vessels and light fixtures, the work combines sculpture (form/materials), design (function), and drawing (mark-making).
All her work is inspired by 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 numerous publications, including New York Magazine, TimeOut NY, Food & Wine, Dwell, and in books such as Chic Boutiquers at Home (Ellie Tennant), Pottery You Can Use (Jacqui Atkin), and The Encyclopedia of Pottery Techniques (Peter Cosentino).