MMclay Is Making (Discounted) Dinnerware Dreams Come True

Photo via MMclay/Facebook

Photo via MMclay/Facebook

As a teenager, I never expected I would care about something as dull as a dinner plate, but, as an adult, I regularly examine the bottoms of plates in restaurants to find out where they're made. Recently, more and more of the dishes that are catching my eye are made right here in the Bay Area at MMclay.

Local ceramic artist Mary Mar Keenan produces MMclay in her Hayes Valley studio, and there's a decent chance you've dined on her work in the past: She created tableware for The Progress, Nightbird, A16, Octavia, Wildhawk, and Bellota. 

As you might expect, locally-made dinnerware doesn't come cheap. If you're balancing caviar taste on a CB2 budget, you need to make your way over to the MMclay seconds sale this weekend.

On Saturday, April 14, Keenan will be offering a huge collection of plates, bowls, cups, and dinnerware from MMclay, along with seconds in all glazes and sizes, during her Open Studio and Airstream sale in Hayes Valley. From 12-5pm, you'll find the MMclay Airstream at the corner of Linden Street & Octavia Street. (Look for the A16 mobile pizza oven serving up Neapolitan pies nearby.)

Not into mixing and matching? No worries! There will be complete tableware sets from the Progress Collection, the Workshop Series and the New Sierra Line. Check out the Keenan's full collection on her website, and start compiling your wishlist now.