If you ask us, Jessica Niello
has the best of both worlds — the "sometimes painter, sometimes potter's" ability to flawlessly fluctuate to and from both mediums is impressive. The Oakland artist is responsible for many of the tranquil artwork seen in heaps of S.F. hotspots. From decking out Ramen Shop (have we ever eaten out of prettier bowls?), Flour + Water, and most recently, The Mill — and even finding time to get her model on — we don't know how this curly coifed creative does it.
Well, to see first-hand, we traveled across the bridge to get the lowdown on what's she's working on, what makes her tick, and of course, delved into her artsy-cool closet. The results are rad. And if this spawns a shopping spree, don't hold us responsible!
Photographed by Maria del Rio