If you’re looking for a unique gift this holiday season, a new shop in Town & Country Village features some gorgeous ceramics imported directly from the artists.
Palo Alto native Emily Brown started Emilia Ceramics five years ago as an outgrowth of her travels. “I started the business because I love to travel and especially enjoy connecting with locals while traveling,” said Brown in a written statement to Patch. “Some of the best artists I work with are people I just stumbled upon while traveling, either because another local told me about them or because they were showing their work at a market.”
Brown sells the ceramics year round online, but opens pop-up shops just for the holidays. This year she’s located in Town & Country, across from Kara’s Cupcakes.
She features a wide variety of functional designs, with platters and pitchers the most popular. “Each piece of ceramics in my collection is handmade and hand-painted,” said Brown. “I get to know the artists and select everything in person. It is definitely a labor of love, which my customers really appreciate as all of my products have a special story behind them.”
The Emilia Ceramics collection ranges in price from $18 to $480, with the majority falling in the price range $50-$130.
The shop will be open through January 2013, although an exact closing date has not been determined. Sore hours are Monday through Saturday 10-7, Sunday 11-5. The address is 855 El Camino Real, Suite #10.
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