Sunday, March 29, 2009

Paper Rat

ICFF is only a month and a half away - time to start going into production... We have narrowed down the pieces we want to take, and my vote was for the paper rat light. So, I spent all day yesterday die cutting rats and ringing them together to make our prototypes into a product. All all our dies are hand drawn by us, and the paper is cut on our proofing press. Maybe the rat curtains will make an appearance as well?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I keep having this idea of stringing balls of floral garland to make porcelain swag. (see here) So, this is a first attempt. I see these moving across a wall or room, with the swags changing shape across the space - dipping high and low. A work in progress...

Thursday, March 19, 2009


It is officially spring (well - in one more day) and we have vases on the brain. This is a sweet little bud vase made from our white logs, ideal for a coffee table or breakfast in bed. We have a large vase I will post later this week - and also a tablewide floral takeover in the works.
Slipcast porcelain, 5.5" x 6"

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The RAM process

Today we RAM pressed around 50 platters, for a new series of studio porcelain we are excited about. The press was amazingly fast, and it feels great to have a batch of new shapes to work on. The first RAM was actually built in Columbus Ohio at OSU by two ceramic engineers.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Poppytalk Handmade

As of next week we will be participating in the month long Poppytalk Handmade market Green Pop. The theme is everything related to eco, spring, easter, and green. So, I thought our
“Mammalian Shrines” would be a nice fit. Check it out as we add some recycled dinnerware, rabbit lights, hanging sheep tumblers and more seasonal gems.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

what are these called? and does anyone sell them?

Reclaimed bricks. We take fired bricks from Beldon Brick, paint the top with a white brick oxide, and then silkscreen layers of imagery using enamels and china paint. Then, we refire each brick to about 2000 degrees so the designs are set for life.
What can you do with a brick? Here are a few ideas: door stop, decorative element, small painting that stands on its own, heat it up and put it under your covers at night to keep you warm - put it in the freezer and put it under your covers in the summer, tie a note on it and throw it through a window, start to build something, hold down items on a windy day....
Who couldn't use one? Let us know, and we will pick you out a good one. 30.00 each.