For ceramicist Josephine Heilpern (b. 1986), creating functional art and practical designs for everyday use is the core of her practice. With a background in print and sculpture, Heilpern mixes textures with bright geometric patterns. Taking inspiration from sources like the influential Memphis Group, Heilpern incorporates playful decoration and unexpected shapes within her works. Heilpern graduated from Cooper Union in New York City before creating Recreation Center in 2012. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.