gourd bowls sets customized for Mignon Faget, a well-known designer in New Orleans. Mignon Faget provided the hive image, selected the color combinations, and gleena studios did the rest.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Photograph by Spencer Higgins for T Magazine
The new line of Alabama Chanin’s patterns on Heath Ceramics is created by using a very old sgrafitto technique. Two layers of glaze are applied to the surface of the piece, the pattern is created by gently scraping off the top layer to reveal the layer underneath. Each pieces is scraped off by hand, resulting in an irregular pattern, the hand of the maker very much present. I love the combination of perfect machine-pressed form and the imperfect hand-applied surface that results.