C California Style

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Name to know: Artist and Rodarte collaborator Rebekah Miles

by C California Style

Direct from Ojai.

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of C Home.

“Growing up, my grandma was into giving me these little ornate porcelain Limoges boxes from France,” says artist and Carpinteria native Rebekah Miles. “They were always in my mind, and I thought, I want to make things that feel like heirlooms, but new.” Working out of a studio in Ojai near the home she shares with her boyfriend and fellow ceramist Mark Churchill, the trained painter, Echo Park Craft Fair regular and Rodarte collaborator (she teamed with the designers for a series of original hand-painted book covers) creates illustrative, hand-built ceramic objects. Emblazoned with her own trademark iconography inspired by everything from an early-19th-century antique Mexican bingo set to books on native plants and wildflowers, each is poetically rendered in mason stains and colored slips worthy of preserving for years to come. REBEKAH-MILES.FORMAT.com.

Written by MELISSA GOLDSTEIN.