California Fire Grey Designed for Theoni Collection by Heath alum Jered Nelson in his Berkeley studio, the Terra earthenware collection is natural, modern, and made from local California porcelain. Jered’s Pottery is Jered Nelson and his talented crew of artists and craftspeople. Jered has hand-thrown over 100,000 vessels in his 27-year career as a potter. Beautiful design, Jered believes, inevitably comes from fine craftsmanship. Jered’s fascination with how people interact with ordinary objects—a lip to a cup, a hand on a bowl—inspires the subtle details in his work. He moved his studio to the Bay Area in 2004. For six years, Jered worked as a prototyper and problem solver for Heath Ceramics where he had the opportunity to work with Chez Panisse, Dwell, and House Industries. At the same time, he was maintaining his own studio and clients in Berkeley Studio.