I hope you're wrapping up a beautiful summer and just as excited as I am for the upcoming season! This summer was filled with so many beautiful colors and textures, and the mark these experiences left on my work is evidenced in my Artist Originals from Summer 2019.
After releasing dozens of entirely one-of-a kind, never to be made again pieces this summer (not to mention hundreds of Made to Order dinnerware pieces) there are ONLY four pieces left to collect from my entire Summer 2019 Artist Original Collections.
These designs reflect the effortless elegance of summer days and casual evenings, but they're designed to look incredible on your table and in your home year round! Promise, that seaside inspired Amalfi Collection will steal the show on your holiday table this winter!
While we're talking about the holidays... Please note if you're looking to round out your collection of dinnerware staples, many of these items are now available Made to Order! We suggest getting an early start on curating and collecting for your Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas tables. Our tiny team of two produces a large assortment each holiday season yet we alwayssell out (thanks to you lovely people!). Our goal this year is to offer more Made to Order staples earlier in the season to help you secure your heirloom porcelain before it's gone!
As always thank you for your support! My small handmade business couldn't do what it does year after year without you!
After two months of glaze chemistry, glazing, firing, reformulating, retesting and many days of waiting for the kilns to cool this spectacular new color: French Blue is ready to grace your tables!
This color is inspired by the classic blue of French Antiquities. French Blue is a proven color with timeless appeal, yet it's also ready for a resurgence so it feels fresh and of the now. Classic + Newly Now is that special mix that only comes along every so often in design. It's what made Millennial Pink.. well, Millennial Pink.
I didn't know what I was doing when I started my business. I've learned SO much over the past decade. A major thing I've learned is that it helps no one when you pretend to have all of the answers. I've never been a professional marketer, redirected a struggling business, worked at Google, Apple, or walked away from a career that looked right but felt wrong. But you know who has? The authors I turned to when I knew my business needed a thoughtful overhaul.
The monthly Artist Original Collections are an opportunity for me to create freely, without the boundaries of production. The idea for this collection struck me a few years ago and I couldn't shake it... or find the time to express it. Thankfully that has changed with our new release structure. I sat down at my wheel and began the process of interpreting the vague idea in my mind into something tangible, beautiful, and utterly collectible. This collection is a work in progress but I have a couple sneak peek photos for you!
Let's talk about the new Pre-Order Shop here on the site. Ever want something that's sold out? That can be such a frustrating experience. Our old process was to encourage you to wait for the product to come back in stock. That was also pretty frustrating. Then comes the waiting.. and the waiting.. and maybe that thing you loved never comes back.
Keeping up with demand is one of the biggest problems we've had over the years in this handmade ceramic business. Yes, it's a good problem to have in theory... but we're also a very customer centered business prioritizing your satisfaction and support above all, so this "good problem" never sat well with us. Here's something actually good-- a solution.