Stanley Chester + Albert

made in west philadelphia | damn fine ceramics

Stanley Chester & Albert Ceramics is made by Bethany Rusen in West Philadelphia. SC&A specializes in unique, durable ceramic vessels that complement a variety of domestic settings. Each piece is hand thrown on the potter's wheel using white stoneware, fired, glazed and finished with vintage and originally designed text and imagery. SC&A's current line embraces Bethany's love of coffee, internet memes and the well-placed swear word.

Bethany Rusen is the creative force behind Stanley Chester & Albert. Rusen graduated with a BFA from Tyler School of Art in 2003 an earned her MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in 2010.  In her spare time, she likes to go through other people’s trash, take her greyhounds to the dog park and scour the internet for Richard Nixon memorabilia. She lives in a townhouse in West Philadelphia full of strange things. Her hair is usually pink.

Stanley Chester & Albert has been featured in Grid Magazine, Philadelphia Weekly, Pride.Com and Art Star.

All Photos on this site were taken by the incomparable Ananda Connolly.

Who were Stanley, Chester & Albert?

Stanley, Chester and Albert Jesikiewicz were three brothers growing up the anthracite coal region of Northeast Pennsylvania. Albert was my grandfather, a machinist who worked for Westinghouse. I named my company after them because they knew the importance of hard work and the value of a well made object. I try to live up to them every day.