The J.A. Bauer Company, a historic L.A. pottery, received lots of attention last year for the Russel Wright re-issues they did, but I'm just as jazzed about their everyday lines. Simple, beautiful, hearty and inspired by the weather and lifestyles of Southern California. Almost everything they make comes in a rainbow of colors.
Pinnacle vase ($66); cookie jar ($90); cake stand ($77); luncheon plate ($26); dog bowl ($24-$38); canoe pots ($125 each).