Equine Tableware From the Jeweller Irene Neuwirth

The Los Angeles-based fine jewellery designer Irene Neuwirth debuts a horse-inspired range of plates and bowls.

Article by Caitie Kelly

07-TMAG-HOT-PINK-LAMPS-4“Horses were my first love, even before jewellery,” says the designer Irene Neuwirth. “I’ve always loved incorporating animals into my work, so it was a natural choice for this collaboration.” Photograph courtesy of The Ingalls.

Irene Neuwirth, the jewellery designer known for her many-coloured baubles and custom pet portraits, debuted a limited run of equine plates and bowls this past weekend at the Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, N.Y. The collection was made in partnership with the Los Angeles-based ceramist Anthony Dominici, also a TV showrunner and cousin to Neuwirth’s longtime boyfriend Phil Lord. Dominici took up ceramics about five years ago and makes everything by hand at his home studio, where he throws on a wheel and sculpts whimsical details such as tiny squirrels and snakes. After coming up with the idea during a New Year’s celebration, the two began trading sketches and paintings in March and landed on this first run of 16 one-of-a-kind place settings. In addition to carrots and portraits of Neuwirth’s horses, the plates and bowls feature themes from Neuwirth’s jewellery like gumballs (hers are typically carved from turquoise and opal) and botanical motifs. “I was drawn to the colour palette Irene creates,” says Dominici. “I tested all sorts of glazes and clays to try and match the lightness and translucency of her work.” From approximately $930, ireneneuwirth.com.