VESSEL is a hand thrown pottery studio in Portland, Oregon creating tableware for hospitality clients. We are a woman-owned small business founded by Kelsey Koens.
We believe in the ethos of wheel-to-table: that plating local, farm-fresh foods on hand thrown pottery creates a holistic dining experience. As our lives become more fast paced, we find that people look for those slow, curated moments. Swap out your made-to-look-handmade factory produced tableware for the real thing. It supports your local economy deeply and elevates the dining experience. Win-Win!
We love to work directly with restaurant owners, designers, and chefs to curate tableware for your specific needs.
Our local economic and environmental impact is important. We are so excited to share that both the studio and kiln run on solar power! The studio operates with nearly zero raw clay or water waste due to our rigorous recycling system. And we take pride in supporting our local economy which is why we source all of our clay and kiln needs from Portland companies.