I loved these candles. It was really satisfying to get all of these cups back from my candle guy all filled with different scents. I had to ship them to him in bunches of 300-400 and that was a lot of handmade cups. There were a lot of steps from raw cup to finished candle and they just were not profitable enough to keep making them – but they looked great and flew out of the studio!
I was lucky enough to meet Claire Abribat through my friend John Murphy. She generously photographed a lot of my work to fill out her styling portfolio. And I have tons of her gorgeous photography to post at times like this! My favorites are of my Artifact line, the terra cotta planters.
Running Perch has become a weekend thing. I still sell directly to customers from my website and have kept a handful of retail partners BUT I work full time these days doing production for David Weeks Studio. The change has been great – working in an uber-creative studio with talented people is rewarding and I get to be a part of the bigger world of Brooklyn design. And when I go to my lovely little studio on the weekends – I can actually be creative and not just fill orders. So yes, there are new ceramic designs coming soon, as well as some prints and who know what.
I’m super happy that my Arrow Garden Markers have come out in Anthropologie stores across the country. Anthropologie.com.
I’ve been making these big, round, colorful vases for a few months. I paint the glazes on as an underglaze and after they have been fired twice, I really don’t know what colors I’ll get in the end. I’m looking for unexpected color combinations in my day to day life and then putting them on these guys. Click here if to go to the Perch! store.