Object & Totem began in 2011 as an independent ceramic studio producing wheel thrown jewelry and tableware all handmade by Julianne Ahn in Philadelphia, PA. Since then it has evolved with inspiration from Bauhaus design, optical Art, vintage artifacts and everyday household items, new or remembered. Currently based in Brooklyn, the studio produces on one of a kind vases, limited edition vessels, experimental art objects and small sculptures for both functional and decorative use.
Julianne Ahn graduated from The Rhode Island School of Design in 2003 with a B.F.A. in Textile Design and in 2007 with an M.F.A. in Fiber & Material Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She learned ceramics by taking classes at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, reading books, watching online tutorials and continues to develop and grow in the pursuit of Ceramics education.