This local ceramic artist is featured on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”


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You may want to connect to “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah » next Thursdays at 10 p.m. Mugs designed and crafted in the Bay View studio of black sculptor Lalese Stamps will be unveiled for the first time at 10:30 p.m. — and go on sale a half-hour later. Every Thursday will be devoted to a new mug.

The “Ceramic Lolly Lolly X The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Collection” features mugs that Stamps envisioned as its take on the “late-night office mug,” with the Comedy Channel show’s tagline horizontally down one side. But it’s the handles that are anything but boring: at the Instead of a semicircle as with most mugs, Stamps asks the user to grab the inside of a triangle, run a few fingers through small shelves, or grab a raised “X.”

Lolly Lolly Mugs; Photos by Aliza Baran

All of these 100 mugs are special, limited editions and, once revealed on the show, can be purchased on Lolly Lolly’s website. Last summer, she moved to a 2,450 square foot studio in the Lincoln Warehouse, uprooted from Columbus, Ohio, to return to her hometown. The 2008 graduate of Rufus King International High School grew up on the North Side of Milwaukee.

Lalese stamps; Photo by Aliza Baran

This isn’t the first time that Stamps has released a series of just 100 mugs.In 2019, her #100DayProject – in which she designed and produced another matte black stoneware mug for 100 consecutive days – was hugely successful and immediately sold out. This was followed by New York Times blanket of Stamps and her career, which focused on “earth drops,” a new phenomenon where ceramicists release a limited amount of their creations. These often sell out quickly.

“Never in my life did I imagine that I could blaze my own trail as a creative in business through MUGS,” said Lalese Stamps, Founder of Lolly Lolly Ceramics. “My ability to reimagine and push the boundaries of such a simple household object has catapulted me into this unimaginable realm. I’m excited to continue to grow and share my story. My only hope is to inspire other young people people to believe in themselves, surround themselves with great people, and stay true to who they are.

Echoing that sentiment is “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Producer Brittany Radocha says:

“’The Daily Showalways looking beyond our titles, packages, and guest interviews for new, creative ways to highlight underrepresented voices. For this partnership, we envisioned a classic late-night item – the housekeeping desk mug – as an opportunity to spotlight a really cool and talented designer. We wanted to break the boundaries of what a late night office mug could be, and Lalese Stamps’ unique eye brought that vision to life.






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