Oh, Happy Clay!

Who says you have to stock your registry with chain store basics? These Vineyard artisans will add local flavor to any setting.

1. Up-Island Pottery

Candy Shweder creates "art for the table," from tea bag holders to platters and bowls. Price range: $10–$160.

2. Leslie Freeman Pottery

Leslie Freeman specializes in functional stoneware, including dinnerware sets and serving pieces. Price range: $26–$350.

3. Lainey Fink Scott Handmade Ceramics

Lainey Fink Scott's dinnerware sets and decorative pieces are meant to brighten the home. Price range: $34–$200+.

Photo by Jocelyn Filley.