We had the good fortune of connecting with Carrie Lau and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Carrie, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
It has been a journey to run both a design and a ceramics studio. It is challenging and frustrating but also surprising and fulfilling. It has taught me that learning from experience is my best and most important tool. When I started making ceramics I didn’t really have an intention to start a business. It was more of a creative outlet that I found happiness in. Even though it is now a business I still keep my original intention intact. Working with clay grounds me to a quiet place where I feel connected with myself. It is my meditative tool; It is also a way for me for expressing and motivating myself. Creating my own collection and collaborating with different artists and brands enriches my experience and I am so appreciative of all these opportunities and the people that I meet.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I love making ceramics and drawing. I am excited about how I have been practicing to integrating both as my creative outlet. My work is distinguished by their modern and curvilinear form, as well as their playful movement and naturalistic tension. I enjoys exploring colors and shapes, the creative process is one of the things I love in the journey of running the business. I am thankful of doing what I love as my business.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would go for a walk with my best friend in my neighborhood, highland park for a morning coffee at cafe de leche or a matcha latte at kumquat coffee; do a little walk to check out some stores on york, one of my fav store is shorthand- super cute store which provide beautiful supplies for your desk. A hike from Griffith Park to observatory; then grab a taco or burger from Yuca’s in Los Feliz, also Jenni’s ice cream !!! I love their wildberry lavender flavour the most. If it’s a week long, I will go on a road trip to Palm springs, or Joshu Tree. if we are lucky to get a spot in Jumbo Rock campground, it is amazing to see the rock formation, and the nature of the national park. Star glazing and having camp fire night time with few drinks.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Mark Schlosser – he is my partner who supports me endlessly, and always here for me. He also has been working with me on different areas which is very helpful. @schlaussage
Lulu Toselli – She is my best friend, and she teaches meditation, soundsbath and Mindfulness workshop. @lulutoselli @forestkind
Book – “The Miracle of Mindfulness” and “how to love” from Thich Nhat Hanh
Mark Schlosser @schlaussage