Abby Berkson
Abby Berkson

Cheering up cabinets and walls

I am a ceramic artist and illustrator making work inspired by my love for picture book illustration. Based in Easthampton, Massachusetts, my work can be found at craft shows and brick-and-mortar stores across the northeastern U.S.

I make pots that I would want to use, and my ceramic forms emphasize functionality — mugs, bowls, cups, and plates that feel good to use, that you want to reach for every day. Although I do not make my work specifically for children, I do love knowing that some people buy my work for children, and that my pottery might become part of someone’s childhood memories.

I earned a BFA in ceramics from Alfred University in 2003, then worked on my craft while assisting other potters and teaching children’s ceramics classes before starting my own business in 2010. My work has appeared in Apartment Therapy, Yankee Magazine, and other online and print publications.

What I Make
  • Mugs
  • Espresso cups
  • Cereal bowls
  • Tiny bowls
  • Tumblers
  • Vases
  • Plates
  • and more
Etsy customer

My nanny kept stealing my Jackalope mug from Abby and so I finally got her her own 😉 The prints are adorable, the craftsmanship excellent - highly recommend her work.

Etsy customer

We use our Stegosaurus cup to hold my son’s Vitamin D & dropper in his Dinosaur themed Nursery - it’s the perfect touch to his room!

You can tell it’s made with great care and quite sturdy - it’s something I can see my son having for years to come. Thanks!!

Etsy customer

I love these mugs. I am convinced that they make my coffee taste better.

Etsy customer

Adorable and my daughter's favorite mug.

Etsy customer

My absolute favorite for handmade cups!

Etsy customer

So cute! The perfect way to brighten up our fridge. I can't get enough of Abby's whimsical designs, it's a surefire way to make me smile.

Etsy customer

I had one cup with a chicken that was a gift from my daughter. EVERYONE tried to get this one first for coffee in a sly offhand way...there is just something about it that made the coffee and the day better! Now, everyone gets the happy cup to start the day ❤️

Etsy customer

Perfect weight, whimsical, my very most favorite mug.

Etsy customer

Amazing work and we all love them!! My boyfriend and I's favorite mugs.

Etsy customer

Gave this as a gift. She says it's the perfect teacup!

Etsy customer

These mugs are beautifully made, well balanced, perfect for little hands, and Abby's signature designs are delightful. They make wonderful keepsakes.

Etsy customer

So adorable and well made! It's a favorite in our house! Will definitely need more...

Exhibitions

Exhibitions:

2012, Cup & Mug Invitational, The Artisan Gallery, Northampton MA
2012, Art of Dining, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester MA
2011, The Contemporary Vase, The Artisan Gallery, Northampton MA
2011, Cup & Mug Invitational, The Artisan Gallery, Northampton MA
2010, The Apprentice System, with Constance Talbot, The Artisan Gallery, Northampton MA
2010, Cup & Mug Invitational, The Artisan Gallery, Northampton MA
2009, Cup & Mug Invitational, The Artisan Gallery, Northampton MA
2003, Senior Exhibition, Alfred University, Alfred NY

Press & media

Apartment Therapy
Yankee Magazine
Washington City Paper
Daily Hampshire Gazette
The Providence Journal
Boston Metro
Portland Press-Herald
Babiekins Magazine
Envouthe

Interviews:

Craftland
Anselblue Design Studio