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"The stoneware cups and shot glasses of Grant Akiyama feel as if they have been plucked from a sea of rocks in a fantastical desert—or from the bottom of the ocean. They’re natural, raw, delicate, touch, and improbable. When I first saw them, I found myself wondering how I would hold them and drink from them, and I think it would be fun to find out."

- Karen Olson

the editor of American Craft. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of Public Art Review and Utne Reader. Karen loves exploring big ideas, the earth’s materials, being in and on water, and the process of turning her urban backyard into a food forest.