HOMETOWN CHARM

KCI first heard about the work of Adelaide artist Katia Carletti when my dear friend Kara started stocking her beautiful ceramics in her pop-up shop, The Town Local. Her tiny planters were playful and had a kind of raw beauty. I should have know then that they'd be loved by all - Kara has an eye for design and a way of knowing just what will work. So I was very happy, but not at all surprised, to find her work featured in Portland's own Association - a stunningly curated selection of quality wares from artists and artisans. Adelaide is home to so many amazing artists - it's affordability, small-town charm, damn good food and wine and proximity to the Hills and the coast make it a very special place. And I get all hometown-proud when I see their work featured like this.

I've had my eye on one of these sweet little teaspoons since Christmas...

*Image via Association.