clear blur design™ is a small batch Cleveland ceramics studio. Maria and Ryan Smith are the owners, designers and makers behind cbd. Each item is crafted with clay utilizing a variety of different sculpting techniques. Creative design accents and genuine 23k gold are added to produce a one of a kind stylish piece of functional fine art ceramics ware.
Maria apprenticed in the Winter of 2010/2011 under Master Ceramicist Lorén Scholz in Berlin, Germany. She learned the basics of throwing on a wheel and sculpting with clay. It was also in Berlin, where she was first exposed to the luminous world of gold luster. She continues to import the high quality metal used on all wares from Germany to date. The vivid luster is produced by Heraeus and 100% food safe.
In September of 2016 Ryan joined cbd full time within design and production. The hobby turned officially into a creative business venture.
The clear blur design style is a unique mix of modern and vintage. The designs are playful and bold with a chic and elegant twist.