Black Pepper Paperie Co. is an art and design studio specializing in decorative arts. Our offerings include ceramic objects, surface design, and visual art.

Black Pepper Paperie Co. is a Washington, DC-based surface design + art studio operated by Hadiya Williams. BBPCo. was established with a passion for creating and inspiring others. Since its inception in 2017, the studio has grown from a hobby-based maker business to a full-time decorative art and design studio. Focusing on hand-made ceramic objects, surface pattern design, and wall art, Black Pepper Paperie Co. is an art-centered practice inspired by the exploration of the African diaspora and the relationship between history, cultural memory, migration, and ritual.

At Black Pepper Paperie Co., we aim to be a source of inspiration and self-discovery through art and design. Our commitment to supporting local Black businesses is demonstrated through collaborations, exposure, and connections. We have grown our own business through such connections and opportunities, and understand the vital role of community-based growth in fostering success.