Banner Island Ceramics
Functional ceramics for the home, handmade in West Philadelphia by Zach Ozma, who thinks the stuff you use every day should earn its place in your life.
Where is Banner Island?
I grew up on a small strange city block in Seattle, WA. Surrounded by busy traffic on all sides, this little “island” of houses was full of artists and gardeners and weirdos, making beauty and community in the chaos of the city. We called our tiny neighborhood Banner Island, after Banner Way, the hidden narrow street that divided the houses and the freeway. At night the rush of cars on the interstate sounded like the ocean. That is what I think of when I am making these vessels for you: the special magic of making a serene place in (and with) our wild and busy world.
About the Artist
Zach Ozma lives in West Philadelphia with his partner Julian and their two dogs, Charles and Frankie. In 2015 Ozma received a BFA in Community Arts from California College of the Arts in Oakland, CA. Ozma is the Studio Manager & Membership Coordinator at Black Hound Clay Studio.