When Liv Antonecchia created her first ceramic donuts, the South Carolina artist didn’t think there would be an appetite for them.
Though she makes other abstract and imaginative works, it’s her colorfully decorated donuts that are in demand.
The artist: Grew up in Katonah, NY, just north of New York City, and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a concentration in ceramics and glass working.
Since 2004, Antonecchia and her family have lived in Mount Pleasant, SC, where she owned Surface Craft Gallery in Charleston and taught ceramics workshops in local studios.
The studio: The artist works from her home studio in Mount Pleasant. Her backyard workspace includes an electric kiln, a potters’ wheel and slab roller for hand building clay.
The art & material: Ceramic home décor and functional pottery, ranging from her highly textured wall donuts ($70 to $85 each) and cake slices ($85) to sculptural vases with organic forms ($75 and up) and large hanging rings ($325 to $450).
For the majority of her hand-built work, Antonecchia uses stoneware mid mid-fire clay.
– Surrounding textures of the Low Country.
– Worn surfaces on buildings in Charleston
– Simple forms and colors on the beach.
Fun commissions: For the past five years, ceramic wall donuts have been the top requested item. Recently, a client requested several donuts with geometric designs, including one with a Ziggy Stardust logo.
Where to buy:
– Instagram: @surface_ceramics