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Excited About Our Four New Tableware Collections

We are excited to introduce you to four new tableware collections for 2017: JS 158, JS 159, JS 160 & JS 161. JS 158 was originally designed the tableware in this collection in collaboration with chef Tony Esnault of Church & State for his new restaurant Spring located in downtown Los Angeles. We handmade and delivered 1,000 pieces to the restaurant. We decided to make the plates in this collection from a bright white stoneware clay body and the bowls and vessels from a bright white translucent porcelain clay body. The collection is the culmination of a process that started over year ago as our experiments with form and color opened us up to many possibilities. We narrowed the choices down to...

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Feeling the Community

We moved into our studio in the Olneyville section of Providence a little over a year ago and are inspired everyday by the community we found here. The neighborhood is changing fast and we are at the forefront of making sure that the mill buildings in the area find homes for artists to live and work in. We believe this area is one of the final frontiers in the urban U.S. market where an artist can afford to own their studio and live space and we are doing whatever it takes to secure the remaining buildings in our area for this purpose. If you are an artists looking for a new place to call home please contact us and we will guide you...

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Feeling Inspired and Grateful in Olneyville

Thank you to Courtney Coelho for the wonderful article in Rhode Island Monthly featuring our live/work space in Olneyville. The article was accompanied by amazing photography by Nat Rea. We have been inspired and full of hope since setting up our home and studio at 46 Dike St. located in the Olneyville neighborhood of Provindence. Our studio and home are located in a historical building that was created as a dye house for the Weybosset Mills in the 1880's. We fell in love when we stumbled upon it last October and moved from Los Angeles to begin a new adventure in a community full of art and commerce, people who are making, learning, and living an inspired life together.  If you...

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Olneyville - A Neighborhood in Transition

We love our new home in Providence and are trying to make our neighborhood, Olneyville, something special. A student from Brown as part of the Public Policy Engagement Project interviewed us earlier this Spring to hear about our plans for our new home. Hear about our vision for the neighborhood here: Olneyville - A neighborhood in Transition An excerpt from the interview:"Jim Schatz and Peter Souza are the new kids on the block. A couple that just moved in January, they're the owners of a Wonder-Certified™ ceramic ware business at the edge of Olneyville. Located in a block-long studio inside of a refurbished, previously vacant industrial mill building, this is the first retail location that they’ve been able to open. They have made...

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We are participating in Gallery Night Providence

Feeling inspired. Please join us on June 16 from 5:00-9:00pm for Gallery Night Providence. We will be featuring our entire collection including new One of a Kind artwork. It will be a festive event with drinks and music. All sales are tax free thanks to Rhode Island's "State of the Arts" tax incentive program. J Schatz will be participating in five additional Gallery Night Providence events in 2016 on the third Thursday of every month. 46 Dike St. Providence, RI 02909. Parking available in the lot next to our building. In addition to Gallery Night we are open M-F from 10am - 6pm and on weekends by appointment.  

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