Justin Riehl and R&L Ceramics for the Uncommon Collection
The Butter Crock and Spreader was designed by Justin Riehl and produced by R&L Ceramics.
Justin Riehl is an industrial designer living and working in the Pacific Northwest. He pursues ceramics to feed his need to make things with his hands, as ceramics satisfies his impulsive need to create as well as his design philosophy. Justin strives to create designs where simple changes in form make the object more pleasant to use and own. He is also a lover and creator of music, enjoys anything camera-related, and, above all, loves learning how things work and how they are made.
Started in 1982 out of necessity, R&L Ceramics produces beautiful ceramic, stoneware, and porcelain pieces, and introduces the public to the joys of ceramic making. Owner and operator Linda Littlejohn has been nationally recognized for her painting and firing techniques. Based in Roscoe, Illinois, R & L expanded in 2007 to offer full-scale production. Today, the company employs 2 full-time workers and 2 part-time and is still hiring. They produce ceramic pieces for more than 30 artists, entrepreneurs, and companies throughout the United States.