While I was in California I finally went to see artist Peter Shire’s studio in Echo Park. Even though I used to live down the street I had never actually been there. I was so excited just pulling into the parking lot. Upon entering I felt like I was walking into something like the Eames 901 studio. It was such an inspiring place and he is an artist who I am very influenced by. I was fortunate enough to get to listen to some of his stories about his work, get a small tour, and of course purchase some insane ceramic pieces which managed to make it safely back with me to Paris. Peter Shire is a Memphis artist who is most known for his ceramic and sculpture works. He has had this studio in Echo Park for the last 13 years and it’s filled with stories, interesting customized objects, collections, and lots of his work. In the end I didn’t want to leave I felt like I made a new friend. If you live in Los Angeles or are visiting call ahead and stop by! It’s definitely not something to be missed.