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Ron Dier Design: A Custom Atelier

New York City in the 80’s! Throwing ceramic forms in his spare time, Ron was discovered by Angelo Donghia. Angelo bought everything in sight! Ron quit his day job to pursue ceramics full time. Finishing his pieces in 22k precious metal, he found a niche market and the rest is history…

As the 20th century came to a close, Ron returned to his roots in Southern California, setting up a studio in Laguna Beach. Exposure to rare and beautiful minerals from around the world led to a dramatic expansion in production.

Combining a life long inspiration from fine jewelry and the desire to defy gravity, these new minerals synergized a renaissance. Realizing the medium was no longer restricted to ceramics, Ron compiled a diverse team of craftsman. New lines of sculpture, lighting and furniture sprang forward.

With no restrictions, ideas are the new currency. The Ron Dier team now creates a signature line for fifteen showrooms countrywide. We welcome & embrace custom requests. Our team will work with your team from concept, through production, to installation. View Ron Dier Design on the TL Site.

We Are Troscan

Material and process. While there are multiple steps in the journey from conception to fabrication, the essence of our approach is to embrace the fundamental characteristics of the stuff at hand — metal, wood, stone — and allow those essential properties to remain central to the function, comfort, and purpose of the final design. Combining industrial methods and hand craftsmanship, our manufacturing process is keyed to respecting the inherent essential qualities of the chosen material to achieve a purposeful and beautiful relationship between how a piece is made and how it looks.

Committed to unadorned simplicity, we strive to produce furnishings that are authentically original — sound and pleasing to the eye and body, pieces that are not everyday, yet that make sense every day.

Husband and wife, Deirdre Jordan and Bob Robinson founded Troscan In 1999. Deirdre holds a masters of fine art in interior architecture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Bob trained in furniture design at the Rochester Institute of Technology and holds a BFA in sculpture from the the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

View Troscan on the TL site here. Shop Troscan here.

A View Into John Pomp Studios


John Pomp is an artist, painter and sculptor, who has spent over 20 years perfecting the art of glassmaking. His passion for craftsmanship developed early from watching his father work as a carpenter. He was introduced to glassblowing in his youth, and formalized his training by learning the ancient art of Venetian glassblowing from glass maestros in Murano, Italy.

John spent his early career in New York City, where he gained notoriety for his artistic collections primarily handcrafted from glass. Using a blend of classical and contemporary techniques, John creates forms that appear as nature might have intended. Inspired by the philosophy of wabi-sabi, John articulates the purity of natural materials, embracing their elemental qualities to yield an organic, modern aesthetic.

In 2008, John established his eponymous, multi-disciplinary studio in Philadelphia. Together with his specialized team of artists and craftsmen, he produces each of his designs by hand. His lighting and furniture collections, which essentially meld his Eastern heritage with his Western background, bring together glass, metal, leather and wood, all age-old crafts. Each John Pomp piece is highly refined and celebrates the hands that brought it to life.

View John Pomp lighting here. View John Pomp furniture here.