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.