LGS Thomas Noel

LGS Studio’s work is not of one person, one voice, but rather a rich duality. Thomas Renaud is a self-taught ceramist who draws inspiration from architecture, commencing with his Floridian coastal roots, and ceremonial vessels from his travels. Noel Hennessy studied painting, photography, and sculpture at School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and is influenced by geological formations and imagined civilizations of the future. Together, they form LGS, a Los Angeles-based collaborative design and ceramic art studio with a robust collection of work, including sculptural decor, lighting, and vessels.

With their combined unique hand-building and finishing techniques, they express their united vision: to produce work that transcends time and place. However, what distinguishes LGS Studio’s approach from familiar wheel-throwing and conventional glaze techniques is the accentuation of  a silhouette by adding or subtracting elements. Their surface manipulation results in a piece that provokes us to ask, “When is this from?” Thus, their work could be classified as “New Relics,” objects that balance both past and future.

LGS Studio has been featured in publications, including Architectural Digest, Wallpaper, Dezeen, Vogue Living, FvF, Monocle, Flaunt, Domino, The LA Times, GRAY Magazine, and The Strategist.


2024    Garden Party, Terremoto, LA Design Weekend, Los Angeles, CA
             Creativity Curated, Cummings Estate, LA Design Weekend, Los Angeles, CA

2023    L.E.O. Light Emitting Objects, Culture Object, New York, NY

2022    Lit II: Are we not a shining light?, Culture Object , New York, NY
             Earthen Luminaries, TRNK NY, New York, NY
             Perspectives, General Furnishings, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan
             Barro, Materia, Mexico City, Mexico

2021    The Five Year Journey, Hugomento, San Francisco, CA

2019    Object Permanence Edition 3, Future Perfect, Los Angeles, CA
             1000 Vases, Paris France


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Sight Unseen       Los Angeles Times       FvF       Wallpaper       Architectural Digest       Dezeen        Elle Decor       Vogue Living       Domino       The Strategist       Milk Decoration       Elle Decor      Forbes       Hunker       High Snobiety     Monocle