La Cura was founded on the simple idea of bringing people together over delicious food. It began with the Supper Club: a multi-course, family-style meal as a form of meaningful connection. The platform worked, leisurely meals ripe with conversation and the ideas and messages shared on social media. Relationships were formed, ideas shared, friendships made.

I am so honored to be working with Ernie Lee at LA Clay Company on this collaboration. We spent afternoons outside at his sunny studio enjoying a cold beer; discussing food & presentation, how pieces should feel in your hand and functionality. What draws me to his work is its versatility; each piece is raw and yet refined. Their products are durable enough for everyday use and elegantly sit on the table at a formal dinner. 

We ultimately decided that this was the piece to launch with. A platter, is the most essential hosting piece, something few have, but always need. When I started hosting friends for dinner years ago in my studio apartment in New York City, the first piece I went out and purchased was a platter (and a few more plates). 

Every LA Clay Company piece is handmade by the team in Pasadena, CA. The platters are truly one of a kind, each with its own distinct characteristics from the hand that pressed the clay, to the glaze and place it sits in the kiln. The La Cura Oval Platter is a piece that I hope will be cherished, used often and passed on. I’m thrilled to share the first piece in this collection with you.