Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest Supports Black Artists

The beauty in Brooklyn ceramicist Kyle Scott Lee’s work is not just in his skillful shaping, but in his hand-painted glaze work. Lee frequently draws inspiration from Japanese firing techniques and symbolism.

Not only is the Black community currently experiencing disproportionate death rates from the coronavirus and continued systemic violence by police forces across the United States, the pandemic has also hit Black-owned businesses exceptionally hard. Reports show that nearly 95% of Black-owned businesses who applied for PPP loans were denied them, and more than of 40% of Black-owned businesses had shut down during the pandemic (that’s almost 450,000 business owners—more than any other group).