Meet The Maker: Lindsay Emery

Every artist finds inspiration in the most unique places but for Lindsay Emery it was her grandmother’s delicate tableware that set her on the path to the potter’s wheel.

On a typical day, the North Carolina-based artist can be found at the helm of Suite One Studio surrounded by vintage cake stands – an ode to the past. But it’s this genuine fascination with family heirlooms and the stories that they tell that inspired her latest collection for Anthropologie.

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I’ve always been fascinated by what we hold dear from the past,” she says, “What sets these pieces apart—why were they kept safe and passed down from generation to generation, from gathering to gathering?

- Lindsay Emery

It’s clear to see that Lindsay takes legacy to heart with her elegant plates, platters and bowls, designed to transcend time and trends. Sculpted with genuine gold flecks and pearlescent glazes, they make for personal treasures we want to catch and keep and maybe pass down to our own loved ones someday.

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A great day begins with… coffee—and then another cup of coffee.

The last song I listened to on repeat was… “Bang Bang,” Nancy Sinatra’s version

I never leave home without… a snack—I can go into zombie mode pretty quickly.

I’m proud of this collaboration! Working with Anthropologie to design this growing collection is a dream come true.

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My dream dinner party guests include… my friends. In the last decade, jobs and various opportunities have scattered us across the country—I would love to gather them for an amazing meal together.

My most prized possession is… my fixer-upper. After renting for years I took the plunge into homeownership and I’m loving every messy, paint-covered moment of it.

If I wasn’t an artist I’d be… an art historian.

The next place I want to travel is… Mexico!

Weekends are for… antique shopping and renovating—that is, when I can pull myself out of my studio.

Happiness is… a home filled with people, pets and objects that make your heart pitter-patter.

More from Suite One Studio: shop the full collection.