While Jonathan Adler is an internationally recognized design brand, the DIY community will always have a love for his style. Why? He started out as a potter in the early '90s, teaching ceramic classes in Hell's Kitchen in return for free studio space. While he now designs furniture, lighting and even cell phones — his latest release is the The Moto X Pure Edition Designed by Jonathan Adler — pottery and ceramics remain at the heart of his creative process.
Take a trip inside Adler's "Fantasy Factory" on the third episode of his web series "Inspiration Point" and you'll see how he conceives of his pieces, playing Willy Wonka to a team of "Chic-a-loompahs." Even with a brass jewelry holder, the design begins in clay. One wonders if he sculpted a version of the Moto X Pure Edition cell phone in clay and fired it in a kiln as part of the design process.
For Jonathan Adler, many designs start in clay.
What kind of passionate and carefree designs have you made?