Ezme Designs operates from the Berkeley Potters Guild, and features the art and designs of Chanda Beck.  Each stoneware or porcelain piece is handmade and hand-painted using a combination of ceramic techniques, from slip casting to hand building and throwing.  All pieces are microwave, dishwasher and food safe; although as with all handmade ceramics, they live better through hand washing!  Chanda is inspired by abstract and repetitive depictions of nature combined with a retro feel in form, design and color — a true lover of Grandma’s “curio cabinet.”  She is a graduate from the California College of the Arts in Oakland, and her favorite book, The Secret Life of Plants, encouraged people in the 1970’s to start talking to their plants.