When Traverse City native K.S. O’Brien moved from Seattle back home to Traverse City recently, she brought along her line of hand-thrown, handpainted pottery dishware. O’Brien’s bold mandalalike designs are fresh, funky and yes, even food and dishwasher safe. Serving plate ($55) and mugs ($30 each) shown here are also available in blue and black design. Cedar Creek Interiors In Traverse City, 231-933-4321, CEDARCREEKINTERIORS.COM. Made in Northern Michigan.