One Tuesday a gift package was delivered to me, and when I opened it I was surprised to find a sweet boy bear Cookie Jar, with a love letter inside it. I was instantly smitten- the character was so cute and funny, it was so big and also functional! And that’s where my cookie jar obsession began. I started looking for vintage cookie jars at markets and thrift and antique shops and started collecting them. Each new one I found was a fun and delightful surprise from someones kitchen in the past. And now I have a collection of almost a hundred vintage cookie jars that make me smile every time I look at them.
One day, looking at all of the cookie jar characters around me, I decided that I wanted to make my own, so I started sketching and the characters seemed endless and I couldn’t wait to make them into cookie jars, so joined a ceramic studio and fell in love with making them.
My favorite vintage cookie jars from my collection fill me with a mix of laughter, wonder and curiosity and I want to make cookie jars that feel the same, with an elevated contemporary look. With this aim I hand build each limited edition Hazy Mae Cookie Jar, with a true love for characters (real and pretend) and a love for art and design that's funny, whimsical and functional.
Some of my vintage cookie jar collection- where my cookie jar obsession started :)