Mackenzie Pikaart is an artisan based in Philadelphia PA. Her hand-built, functional ceramic dinnerware and objects are made for everyday rituals, routines, adornment of home and body. In her studio she is able to test out layering techniques, glazes, and patterning. Her work is made in small batches. Because of this she is able to focus on each slab of Nerikomi made by layering different clay bodies to create agateware. Every piece is a relative of each other, just like a large family, but no identical pairs are possible due to this layering process.