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In honor of our latest artist exclusive, we poked around the Glassell Park studio of sculptor and jewelry designer Bari Ziperstein. Inspired by the rich ceramic history of Southern California, the Funk Movement, and Joshua Tree National Park, Ziperstein’s line consists of bits and parts of her totemic sculptures that have been reformed into breast plates, beads, and pendants. keep reading

A look at some of the many, many workshops held at the Poketo Flagship and Poketo at The Line in 2014. From loom weaving with All Roads Studio to ceramics with Ben Medansky, we invited some of the most talented people in their fields to give intimate groups of students a hands-on learning experience. keep reading

Well, that flew by.

2014 took us on road trips, saw us opening up our second location at The Line Hotel, had us hosting numerous parties and art shows at our Flagship, and winded down with a desert retreat. Read on for just a few of this year’s many highlights. keep reading

Last Thursday, the Poketo Flagship hosted a party to celebrate the official launch of our Richer Poorer x Poketo collection. Pharmacie kept the party festive and our cocktail glasses full, while The Pie Hole provided savory treats for us to devour. In addition to our collaborative project, Richer Poorer brought plenty of socks from their archive to keep our toes nice and toasty through the coming months. keep reading

This past Saturday, the Poketo Flagship hosted its second annual Holiday Portraits at Poketo. Friends, neighbors, pets, and loved ones ditched sitting on Santa’s lap in favor of having their photo taken in an immersive installation built by in-house designers Kourtney Jackson and Nate Smith. Here, we share some of our favorite moments. keep reading

In the last installment of our Designer Holiday Gift Guides, artist and designer Eric Trine shares what’s on his gift list, from a checkered apron for his little daughter Evie to the perfect bottle openers for his studio’s collection. keep reading

When husband and wife photography/art direction duo Lillian Martinez and Daniel McKee, who work collectively as Ola Onda, wrote to us to collaborate we knew we couldn’t say no—their aesthetic so perfectly vibes with Poketo. We stayed up late together one Friday night to create Poketo’s first ever Designer Holiday Gift Guide, featuring gift picks from Ben Medansky, Eric Trine, Highlow Jewelry, Recreation Center, and Ladies and Gentlemen. Here, Ola Onda tell us a little bit about how they started working together and what sets them apart as photographers. keep reading

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