Sean Gerstley

Philadelphia, PA

Sean Gerstley


Sean Gerstley is a Philadelphia-based artist and designer and graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Gerstley is an integral part of the Philadelphia art community, having lived and worked there for over a decade, experimenting with new forms, expressions, and materials. Through collaboration with designers, architects and clients, Gerstley has avoided traditional forms and reimagined furniture and architectural spaces with hand-built clay components and bold, luscious glazes, both of which exude exciting contemporary design ideas. His work has been featured in numerous publications including Architectural Digest, Artforum, Dwell, Elle Decor Italia, Metropolis, New York Magazine, Surface and Sight Unseen; including being named on Sight Unseen’s American Design Hotlist, 2021 and Gerstley's work was recently featured at Design Miami and Paris.

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Betty Woodman, Carly Rae Jepsen, the color Yellow, Philadelphia, textiles in general, love in all its forms

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Sean Gerstley's work is included in the collection of The Bronx Museum of the Arts and in private collections in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, and Philadelphia and was a highlight at Paris Design Week, 2023 and Design Miami, 2023.

I make ceramic objects that bring my playful, colorful, sculptural approach to domestic forms like lighting, furniture, and traditional vessels and tableware.

Studio Beats

"I have been listening a lot to Orville Peck's album Bronco and Carly Rae Jepsen's new album, The Loveliest Time in studio."