L.A. artist Alyson Iwamoto’s ceramics inspired by farmers market

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Los Angeles ceramic artist Alyson Iwamoto‘s latest works are inspired by farmers market produce such as winter squash, pomegranates, summer melons and Asian radishes. She creates these vessels with traditional Asian glazes by making plaster molds around a fruit or vegetable and casting them in porcelain.

Iwamoto’s beautiful ceramic representations of fruits and vegetables found in Southern California are available for purchase at the Japanese American National Museum, the Craft and Folk Art Museum and the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Her works, which include a pomegranate vase ($50) and radish cup ($30), will also be on display and for sale at this year’s Unique LA event on Dec. 3-4.


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Upper photo: Radish vase, radish cup and pomegranate vase.

Lower photo: Summer melon bowls. Credit: