After this week’s episode of All in the Industry, you’ll have a much bigger appreciation for beautiful ceramic dinnerware. Jono Pandolfi is Shari Bayer’s guest on the show. He works out of his studio and production facility in the last-standing industrial building in Union City, New Jersey. There, he creates art for the table that evokes a delicate balance between bold, spontaneous design and meticulous craftsmanship. Pandolfi is well-recognized in the design and culinary communities for his high-profile dinnerware collaborations with notable chefs. A faculty member in the product design department at Parsons The New School for Design, Pandolfi believes in letting the materials speak for themselves. This program was sponsored by White Oak Pastures.
“I always think about whether my designs will be multi purpose and if the restaurant can get mileage out of it. versatility is something I always think of.” [18:00]
“There are myths that go into ceramics – there’s a big difference between what people do in schools and in more of an industrial pottery setting. Everything we do is geared towards consistency.” [26:00]
–Jono Pandolfi on All in the Industry