This holiday season, Denver-based ceramicist Sean VanderVliet has a gift for fans of the handmade, midcentury-modern home goods he sells under the Fenway Clayworks brand: his first-ever pop-up shop.

Located at 4317 Tennyson Street, in the former location of Berkeley Supply, the gallery-like space displays colorful stacks of the tableware VanderVliet has become known for (after creating designs for Room & Board, plus local eateries and cafes including Beckon, Avanti, Blue Sparrow Coffee, and Corvus), as well as rows of fully handmade table lamps, bedside wall sconces, and some never-before-seen designs.

Fenway Clayworks’ colorful tableware includes sunshine-yellow Crested Butte mugs (bottom shelf, left), vibrantly striped Palm Desert vessels (top shelf, center), and soothing celadon-and-buttermilk-colored Snowmass pitchers (bottom shelf, center). The Park Slope table lamp rests alongside the sofa. Photo courtesy of Fenway Clayworks

“Having this physical space is giving me a chance to show off pieces I’ve had for a long time but never launched, from wall installations and ceramic art to hardwood furniture pieces made by my woodworker,” VanderVliet says. “There are coffee tables, side tables, and a really neat turntable console—pieces that don’t incorporate ceramic elements, but that are stylistically influenced by midcentury-modern Scandinavian design, which informs most of my work.”

The pop-up is also providing a welcome opportunity for VanderVliet to connect with customers and collaborate on custom pieces. “It’s been cool to get real-time feedback on what people like, and to sit down and talk about form, glaze texture, and color,” he says. “If someone wants a one-of-a-kind piece, I can sketch it right there, and it will be ready in four to six weeks.”

A selection of bedside sconces in raw and glazed stoneware with hand-turned wooden components and brass accents is on display in the shop. Photo courtesy of Fenway Clayworks

If you’re looking for a gift to take home today, don’t miss the vessels from the Palm Desert collection, which feature eye-catching stripes of red, orange, and navy underglaze; soothing Snowmass pitchers in buttermilk-white and blue celadon; sunny yellow Crested Butte mugs; and the La Jolla table lamp, which pairs a heavily textured stoneware clay base with an elegant turned-wood neck. Chances are, you’ll find the perfect present to put under your own tree, too.

If you go: The Fenway Clayworks pop-up is located at 4317 Tennyson St. and will be open through the end of the year, Wednesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. You can preview the goods, or shop online, at