Stanley Chester & Albert Ceramics is made in a converted carriage house in far West Philadelphia. SC&A specializes in unique, durable ceramic objects that complement a variety of domestic settings. Each piece is handmade using white and brown speckled stoneware, fired, glazed and finished with vintage and originally designed text and imagery.

 The Small but Mighty SCA Team

Bethany at work in her studio dipping a planter into a bucket of glaze
Bethany Rusen is the creative force behind Stanley Chester & Albert Ceramics. Rusen graduated with a BFA from Tyler School of Art in 2003 and earned her MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in 2010.  She is the Founder and Director of Black Hound Clay Studio, a community ceramics studio with locations in West and South Philadelphia. She lives in a townhouse in West Philadelphia with her husband, two greyhounds and two cats. Her hair is usually pink.

Megan at Cherry Street Pier with the Art Star Unicorn Mascot in front of a sign that says Art Star Craft Bazaar, 11-5.
Megan Brewster has been the studio assistant for SCA since 2020. If you got a carefully packaged retail or wholesale order from us, she's the whiz who packed it! When not working for SCA, Megan is co-owner of Art Star, a gallery and shop located at The Independence Visitors Center in Old City Philadelphia.

Who were Stanley Chester & Albert?

An old photo of three middle aged men in white shirts and skinny black ties sitting at a dining table
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.