was founded by Johanna Lotz and Verena Deist. They met in early 2020 after both having gotten their degree in psychology and seperately having had a similar first contact with clay. Johanna und Verena both decided to leave their assumed career path, fascinated by the versatility and freedom they experienced in working with clay.
After starting out by sharing a little studio, they encouraged each other in their rather playful approach to work which eventually led to their fusion into Studio Papaya. Since moving into a bigger Studio in September 2020, they have continued growing and learning about clay, coming out with clean and minimalistic ceramic tableware collections, but also more eccentric unique pieces. For both of them it is important to keep learning about new tecniques, maintaining their creative freedom, while making ceramic pieces, that are loved by their customers.
The work in ceramics can be seen as a periodical process. From a lump of raw clay to a finished piece, many steps are passed. This fully manufactured process takes up to three weeks. During the production phase, Verena and Johanna are focused mainly on throwing, trimming and firing their products. After finishing a cycle of production, which takes up to 3 months, Studio Papaya will release their new collection and open its doors aswell as the online shop with new products available. To stay updated about future shop openings and our current work, you can follow their work on instagram.
Studio Papaya has previously worked with artists on collaborations and is open to do so in the future. Wholesale orders and tableware for restaurants are always an exciting project, so feel free to get in touch for your idea.