Skip to main content
4.9 Average Rating
Trusted by 10K+ Design Pros
Sustainable Shopping
Satisfaction Guarantee
Vetted Makers

Laura Letinsky

Chicago, IL

Molosco: Handformed Porcelain Dinnerware

The right bowl, not too large, nor too teensy, heft enough for fish soup, pretty enough for you. Instead of the photograph’s recording of light, my fingers pressing into porcelain. Then came more bowls, plates, cups, and platters bigger and smaller, the white gilded with gold so as to put the edge on my best intentions that still came out a little more awkward than I’d intended, along with a black matte that I need everyday. Perfect, nonetheless.

Laura Letinsky is an artist working in photography, porcelain, and textiles, based in Chicago where she is also a Professor at the University of Chicago.

In Letinsky’s art, she aims to provoke and delight by bringing what is often considered imperfection into a state of appreciation. The pleasure of her work embraces the astonishment and fragility of life. 

“Making is for me a means to understand and to appreciate the world. Rather than relying on the rapidity of mass-produced objects and images, making is a way to utilize our senses more fully. My photographs are an invitation to consider one’s physicality as a moving, binocular, sentient being, just as my porcelain dinnerware extends the opportunity to consider the hand and the body, yours, as well as those that made the dish and the food you are enjoying. “
Wescover creator since 2018
Projects Portfolio
Ciudad de México, Mexico

More About This Creator


How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"What I make is a culmination of years of thought, investigation, and exploration that becomes feeling; words disappear into sensation and experience."
Laura LetinskyLaura Letinsky

What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"Engaging a sensorium that is not only visual, but bodily, my art elicits a palpable interaction relating to touch and our other senses."
Laura LetinskyLaura Letinsky

What funny moments, unexpected surprises, or obstacles have you encountered?

"Everything I make is either way better or way worse than what I expect."
Laura LetinskyLaura Letinsky

Where can you find Laura Letinsky's Items?