Tonight's restock is one you'll want to check out, even if you're here in The States preparing for tonight's firework festivities! This special restock features one-of-a-kind originals, samples, and prototypes that you won't catch anywhere else-- including here in the future!
Every new product showcased tonight represents my treasured creative time in the studio. I explored unique glaze combinations, unlikely applications, and meticulous gold luster work to make each piece by hand.
A few of my personal favorites in this assortment are the three cream and sugar sets. I threw each item in the cream and sugar sets on the wheel, altering the rims by hand. I opted to pull handles for a couple pieces, whereas other items remain without a handle, relying on the user to grasp and hold the item more intimately. For one of the sets I looked to the classic silhouette of egg cups, a seldom used tabletop item these days, but one that was once a central accompaniment to polite breakfast dining. This inspiration can be seen on the set below, which has an elevated foot lifting the bowl and mini pitcher from the table surface.
There are also several interesting platters hitting the shop this evening, each an expression of my artistic vision for the table. These pieces are functional, but they're also art. With one-of-a-kind pieces I don't worry about the logistics of expanded production, which necessarily informs a lot of the more commonly stocked products offered in the shop. Each idea is only meant to be made once which offers a special kind of freedom and creativity. As most of these items are extremely time intensive, they won't be added to our regular assortment and they're only available while they last!
I hope you'll enjoy tonight's assortment, released at 7 PM EST. Signup for the newsletter here for a reminder email delivered at approximately 7 PM EST!
One of the greatest takeaways from my years in business is to create what you wish existed. This is the approach I use in my ceramic studio and it was how I came to decide that I wanted to design a line of colorful, modern, handmade glassware.
I took to my sketchbook and painted a watercolor of the glass I wish existed. I wanted it to have bright color, but translucency. Be able to hold a deceptively hefty amount of liquid, while appearing and feeling lightweight in the hand. I wanted a clean, classic silhouette that hit modern sensibilities, but with a twist-- that's where the deep angle of the glass comes into play. I also wanted to design something that would be practical. Easy to handle, pass down the table, wash (dishwasher safe!), and store in the cabinet.
As you can see in the above photo, we made changes to the product design along the way. We dropped the angled belly to a lower point on the glass and straightened the walls of the glass to showoff the curve. These changes also made it easier to hold and created a better balance for the liquid filled glass.
I reached out to local glassblowers at STARworks and worked directly with glass artists, Joe Grant and Thoryn Ziemba to create these special pieces. We worked through multiple rounds of sampling, had a wooden mold custom carved to help with the hot glassblowing process, and put the product into production.
I'm so excited to share this project! I've wanted to work collaboratively with oil painter, Allie Snyder Dattilio on something for years. Her landscapes take my breath away! I love the uninterrupted openness of her skies, fields, and waterways which remind me of the rural Southern scenes from my college drives through Virginia. Her use of color and brushwork are phenomenal! See what I mean?
After years of exchanging emails and daydreaming about what a collaboration between the two of us could look like, cue brilliant idea, Allie suggested an online show. When she proposed we include artist, Beth Winterburn (whose work I LOVE) I knew we'd stumbled onto the idea. I mean just look at Beth's work! Watercolor washes, bold brushstrokes, and gold accents!
We decided to focus on a united color palette, which allowed us to create a cohesive collection despite our varied media. On instagram Allie and Beth and I shared sneak peeks of our works in progress with the hashtag #TheChiaroscuroCollection
Tonight a brand new color joins the Suite One Studio ranks as we introduce our latest studio glaze: Tourmaline. This bold color and mirror-like gloss is not for the faint of heart. We love the way this glaze holds firm middle ground between a rich green and a deep, inky blue, making it the perfect pair with our signature Rose pink and gold accents.
Click below to learn more about this new color and our glaze testing process, complete with photos!
Remember grandma's fine china that you could only touch when you were old enough to eat at The Grownup's table? How about that pretty porcelain vase that was displayed just out of reach when you were a kid? I get it. But now you're old enough to have all the pretty porcelain you want. Besides, grandma's traditional white and cobalt needed an update, so I made these just for you. Bonus, they look super chic right next to the heirloom set she gifted you.Love classic cobalt and white? Check out the latest addition to our ring dishes!