Coasters – The Coastal

USA Made


Everyone can make something at home, but not everyone can develop a successful, far-reaching yet humble company like Rissa Sandman did when she launched The Coastal in 2013, a vibrant production platform for her hand-painted ceramic coaster selections. ($34.00) Based in her home-studio in Pacific Grove, California, Rissa puts her architectural background to work when designing various geometric patterns, all of which are painted with a crispness that will match any computer-generated, mass production sort of precision. What might lead such a talented, well-structured mind to take up this line of creativity? Protection. Protection afforded for those timeless pieces of furniture that make up our homes against the beady-eyed, water stain cup rings. You might immediately assume the practical nature of a coaster, and Rissa’s coasters certainly provide that, but they also serve an artistic purpose, something aesthetic for both the eye and the coffee table to really appreciate. Available on square, white ceramic templates with a wide variety of colors, shapes, and symmetries, it’ll likely be difficult to choose your favorite style, but that’s just fine because you can supply your shelves with as many as you’d like!

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