A mermaid sculpted by Sascha Brastoff.

Sascha Brastoff (October 23, 1918 - February 4, 1993) was an iconic mid century designer who had a ceramics studio.

He was active in the Los Angeles area from 1947-1963 when he left his company due to ill health.[1][2][3]

The Sascha Brastoff Ceramics Factory, designed by architects A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Earl Emmons, was located at 11520 West Olympic Boulevard in Downtown Los Angeles.[4]

Brastoff was the long-term romantic partner of Hollywood costume designer Howard Shoup.[5]


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  2. ^ Steinberg, Shelia; Dooner, Kate (1993). Fabulous fifties : designs for modern living. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub. p. 29-31. ISBN 9780887404689.
  3. ^ Larry R. Paul (2005). Made in the Twentieth Century: A Guide to Contemporary Collectibles. Scarecrow Press. p. 244. ISBN 978-0-8108-4563-3.
  4. ^ "Brastoff, Sascha, Ceramics Factory, Los Angeles, CA". Pacific Coast Architecture Database. University of Washington. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
  5. ^ Mann, William J. (2001). Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969. New York: Penguin Books. p. 240-243. ISBN 0142001147.