the pursuits of happiness

Can’t get enough of small-batch, handmade ceramics? Then feast your eyes on The Pursuits of Happiness. For me, the more off-beat and quirky the better, and Portland, OR based artist April Brimer does not disappoint. Drawing inspiration from the playfulness of 60’s California and the oddities of the natural world, her stunning use of shape and color create functional art-objects that I can’t get enough of.

Love small-batch, handmade ceramics? Feast your eyes on The Pursuits of Happiness at jojotastic-the-pursuits-of-happiness-05

Inspired by all things bumpy and lumpy, the bump mug just makes me smile. The sparing and playful use of 22k is just what my morning coffee ritual needs. And I mean, come on, how could you not want to keep your rings on the teenie-tiny half & half mini tray?


I’m loving all the pops of color in the gemstones dish set. The color palate is definitely channeling that 60’s Cali vibe, bright bold and all over the place in a way that still just goes. So fun, and definitely a must-have for any self-respecting ring dish collector.

Can we talk about the polka dot moment happening below? Those dishes could make anything look amazing, but it’s the half and half tray that really stole my heart. With it’s marble treatment and whimsical dots, I think it’s love.


shop the post: marbled dish with gold 2″marbled dish with gold 4″bump mughalf and half mini traygemstone dish set and the half and half tray.

images via the pursuits of happiness


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Joanna Hawley-McBride is a Pacific Northwest-based social media strategist, content creator, and former textile designer. Joanna is the founder and editor-in-chief of Jojotastic, a lifestyle blog focused on Joanna’s work-in-progress cabin, finding the best pair of underwear through #UnderwearThesis, and empowering women to explore nature — all in her signature unfiltered style. Her work has been featured in Domino, CNBC, and Eating Well.

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