Sizzling Spotlight: East Blue Studio

Welcome to another edition of the Sizzling Spotlight🔥

Every other month, we feature the work of creatives in Tallahassee and the surrounding area we believe sizzles. We showcase projects not just by local designers but creatives of all forms. The only requirement is for the work to possess the spark of creativity – to be “fire” (as the kids say).

This month we’re thrilled to feature the sizzling ceramic work of Vanessa Guirey.

Vanessa works full time as a graphic designer at FSU International Programs. She was a speaker for Design Week Tallahassee 2020 and participated in our Gallie Alley mural project back in December.

She was first introduced to ceramics as a studio art major in 2012 at her community college. During that time, she spent 3-4 weeks studying ceramics abroad in Greece. Since then, she has taken wheel throwing classes at FSU and around town. In October 2020, she launched East Blue Studio to sell her cups and other ceramic creations.

“East Blue Studio’s ceramics are not only beautifully crafted, but so charismatic and special. Each item feels like it’s telling you a story. When you hold one of Vanessa’s pieces it’s really like you’re holding a little treasure. It’s also not everyday you find something as beautiful as it is functional! East Blue ceramics have brought so much warmth into my home and I just can’t wait to see what collections come out next!”

–Brittany Gress (@brittanygress)


To view more sizzling work, follow East Blue Studio on Instagram and visit her website.

If you know of a local creative whose work sizzles, contact us and stay tuned for future spotlights.

By John Lhotka
Published April 12, 2021
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