Los Angeles artist Matthias Merkel Hess reimagines mundane plastic containers as ceramic sculptures that are clever, quirky and surprisingly beautiful. His show, titled “Bucketry” at L.A.’s Acme Gallery, on view through Dec. 21, consists of a few dozen familiar containers- garbage cans, milk crates and laundry baskets rendered in glazed ceramic.

Find out more about Matthias' work here.