Since California-born sculptor and ceramist Simone Bodmer-Turner opened her studio in Brooklyn in 2018, her distinctively shaped pieces have pushed the boundaries of form, material and practicality. For Bodmer-Turner, creating functional objects out of clay—not just vases, but also chairs, fireplaces and shelving—has been a satisfying challenge. “I don’t use it in the way that most people do, ” she says. “Everybody perceives ceramics as being super fragile, but the clay I use has so much sand in it that This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Seven Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 49 Karin Mamma Andersson Inside the moody, mysterious world of Sweden’s preeminent painter. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Amalie Smith The Danish arts writer finding clarity between the lines. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Studio Visit: Heidi Gustafson A cabin in the Cascade Mountains houses a hermetic artist—and her extraordinary world of natural pigments. Arts & Culture Issue 48 Jordan Casteel The acclaimed painter of people—and now plants. Arts & Culture Issue 48 The Art of Fashion On what artists’ clothes communicate. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Correction: The Starving Artist Bad times don’t always make for good art.