Handmade Spotlight: Casey Shannon of CS Ceramix

This year has forced us to slow down, and one way this is reflected is in our growing appreciation for handmade and locally made goods. That’s just one reason I’m so happy to showcase local artist Casey Shannon and his handmade pottery.


Handmade Espresso Tumblers


Casey grew up in the area and throws pottery at the Art League. A longtime favorite at Threadleaf, his work has an organic style that balances beauty and heft.


Handmade Berry Bowl


Casey’s pieces are made to be used every day, elevating daily rituals such as rinsing berries or drinking coffee.


Coral Stripe Pinch Pots


Clearly, these pieces are designed to be used and displayed. And now that we’re spending more time at home, it’s particularly nice to have practical, lovely objects to reach for time and again.


Small Hanging Planter


At Threadleaf, our goal is to champion small, independent makers because we think they add a special touch to our lives. Casey’s work does just that, bringing a dash of joy to simple acts. And joy is something I think we can all appreciate right now.



You can see more of Casey’s work in person at Threadleaf or online at CS Ceramix.


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Nicole McGrew is the owner of Threadleaf, a women’s lifestyle boutique focused on responsibly-made, fashion-forward clothing and accessories. Located in Old Town, Alexandria since 2018, the shop has been recognized by several media outlets, including DC Modern Luxury, Northern Virginia Magazine, the Washingtonian, the Alexandria Times, and NBC News, and has become a destination shop for women looking for the best in ethical fashion.

A small, independent boutique, our focus is on fashion-forward clothing and accessories that are responsibly made with respect for our environment, our suppliers, and our customers. 


102 N. Fayette Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


Store Hours:
Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm – 5pm
Sunday – Tuesday: Closed



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