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Marin

Skinny Ceramics

SKINNY was founded in 2018 as a place to explore design, art and craft under one roof.
SKINNY is a creative studio founded by Susan McKinney, and is a place to explore design, art and craft under one roof. Today, her ceramic and glasswork is known for its expressive, organic forms and uniquely woven style. Her work seeks to connect people to their own sense of wonder through objects that go beyond our everyday experience. Based in Marin, California, her handmade collections range from sculptural to functional objects, giving space for nature and creativity around the home.

The Maker and Their Production Space
All ceramic pieces are made by hand either in my home studio, or out of a collective studio in Sausalito. Currently my business is a one-woman operation with occasional collaborations with other ceramic, glass, and plant artists.

The Making Process
Handcrafted, hand woven, and glass blown.

The Production Model
After over a decade designing products to be mass produced (often times the millions), my brand counters the fast paced nature of the Bay Area tech world by creating slowly. Each piece is made by a process built off of structure and serendipity, ensuring each work has a unique character, evidence of process and soul of the maker.

The Materials
Supporting local suppliers is very important and all materials are bought from Bay Area businesses.

Oakland

Timepieces

Bespoke Watch Projects

San Francisco

Clothing

Camelia Skikos

Berkeley

Clothing

Harvest & Mill

Oakland

Clothing

Lacson Ravello

Oakland

Garden

Orta Kitchen Garden

San Francisco

Jewelry

Stella Fluorescent

San Francisco

Jewelry

Anna Monet Jewelry

Oakland

Furniture

Jason Lees Design

San Francisco

Furniture

Galanter & Jones

Oakland

Furniture

Model No.

Crockett

Furniture & Objects

OJA

San Francisco

Furniture

Otelier

San Francisco

Furniture

Fyrn

Oakland

Art, Décor, Lighting

Elliptic Designs

San Leandro

Lighting

Gantri

Marin

Ceramics

Skinny Ceramics

San Francisco, Sausalito

Ceramics

Heath Ceramics

San Francisco

Ceramics

Len Carella

Vallejo

Bags & Home Goods

Oxgut Hose Co.

San Francisco

Culinary Totes

Aplat

Marin

Dressings

Farmhouse Lab

West Oakland

Body & Bath

Juniper Ridge

San Francisco

Body & Bath

Heliotrope San Francisco

San Leandro

Concrete Design & Fabrication

MANOS by Concreteworks

Sausalito

Skincare

Botnia Skincare

San Leandro

Precision Automated Fabrication

Automatic Arts

Alameda

Distilled Spirits

St. George Spirits

San Francisco

Ceramics

MMclay

San Francisco

Ceramics

Lisa Fleming Ceramics

San Anselmo

Clothing & Accessories

Entrelanas Designs

Vallejo

Clothing

Aliya Wanek

Oakland

Clothing & Accessories

Honor Road

Berkeley

Home Accessories

Woven Grey

Oakland

Furniture & Objects

Yvonne Mouser

San Francisco

Letterpress

Arion Press

Oakland

Quilts

Construction Lines

Palo Alto

Clothing

Heliades

Sausalito

Art & Ceramics

TKID

Brisbane

Aprons & Accessories

Stagger Lee Goods

San Francisco

Eyewear

Topology Eyewear

Oakland

Baked Goods

Wooden Table Baking Co

Oakland

Jewelry & Accessories

YMSF

San Francisco

Beer

Fort Point Beer Co.

Oakland

Clothing

Kali Made Garments