Joo is a brand of thoughtfully-designed and handmade objects by Brooklyn artist, Elaine Tian.
Prior to her career as a graphic designer, Elaine studied Sculpture at The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, then pursued her Masters in Design Studies.
Joo is where both disciplines meet…
Comprised primarily of porcelain vessels and light fixtures, the work combines both sculpture (form/materials) and design (function) backgrounds, and is inspired by the beauty of simplicity and the wabi-sabi aesthetic.
In 2014, Elaine won the Madeline Sadin Award for ceramics, presented by the historic Greenwich House Pottery in New York City.
Her work has appeared in publications such as New York Magazine, TimeOut NY, Food & Wine magazine, Daily Candy, Lucky, and Cool Hunting.