Every morning when I sit down to thug BBC/Gawker/Bossip, I fix a proper bowl of cereal with my Clam Lab “everything” bowl. Brooklynite Clair Catillaz hand throws each piece on a human-powered kick wheel and finishes it off with hand-mixed, food safe glazes. FACT: Regular use improves the taste of food.

CLAM LAB can be found on restaurant and kitchen tables worldwide, and has been recognized in a range of media outlets including: FastCompany, Inc, Wilder Quarterly, Remodelista, and NY Magazine. So we were pretty flattered when she started answering our texts.

So, what’s up?

I’m trying to get a handle on my horoscope. I’m currently trapped in Brooklyn which is technically Long Island.

Can we get you something to drink?

No thanks. Well, ok.

What are you wearing?


Are you interested in anyone right now?

I have a crush on every boy.

Do anything last night?

Made glaze, dinner, love.

How late did you stay up?

I guess you could say that I’m “over” time.

Meals or snacks?


How often do you consume alcohol?

What is this, The Purity Test?

You kissed a girl and liked it?

Maybe I did and maybe I did.

Has anyone seen you naked recently?


Please don’t touch that.

God Dennison, you are such a prude.

What’s on your feet?

Purple socks

Blue or black ink?

Black. Blue is frivolous and not to be taken seriously.

Ever sit down in the shower?

Lying down in the shower is the bomb but you have to make the water just a little bit hotter so that it’s the right temp when it hits.

When was the last time you really froke out at someone?

August 25th. It was really uncalled for.

What was the first thing you said aloud this morning?

“It’s morning”

Are you listening to music right now?

Todd Rundgren’s “a wizard, a true star” on repeat.

Will you text the person you like today?

I texted you, and all I got was this phony interview.

If we gave you $50, what would you buy?

I’d probably just blow it all on fancy produce.

Last three google searches?

Gerstley borate, buffalo china, Craig Spittle

What are you doing later?


Can we come?

Fine, but you have to snuggle.


photos by Becky McNeel