Object and Totem


Object & Totem

Founded in 2011, by Julianne Ahn, a Textile Design graduate of The Rhode Island School of Design and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Inspired by the nuances of meditative processes and geometry, each product is created by hand with a focus on maintaining its novelty, craft and memory whether functional or an intimate piece of decor.  Formerly based in Philadelphia and Berlin, the studio continues to evolve, with a current emphasis on one-of-a-kind vessels and experimental art objects.


All ceramic vessels are intended for either home decoration or tableware.  Although dish-washer and microwave safe, I recommend hand washing and air drying for the more delicate styles.  For any matte glazed items (which have a tendency to absorb stains easily), gently scrub the exterior with some mild soap or if necessary, a mixture of baking soda and water.  
Clays and glazes used are a mix of commercial and in house batch made recipes.  Everything is guaranteed non-toxic and lead-free by manufacturers and/or non-toxic in its vitrification for everyday use. Please note all products list their recommended usage as tableware and/or decoration.  It is the responsibility of the customer to be aware of this before purchasing and their discretion to do so once received.

Wholesale:  Wholesale orders are currently closed for 2020 and will re-open in January 2021. For anyone interested in purchasing soap dishes please see below and if guidelines are met feel free to email me at objandtotem (at) gmail (dot) com.

Stockists:  Please email a functioning link and accompanying brands for consideration.  Select stores with experience selling ceramics in a brick and mortar for at least 2-3 years and have a diverse representation of artists and designers within the collection are preferred.

Galleries:  Please email a functioning link with accompanying designers, terms of exclusivity and commission terms for consideration.  Online galleries will be on a case by case basis.