A new pottery collection inspired by the sedimentary rock Beachstones found along the shores of Lake Champlain. Our master potters aimed to capture the look of 450-million-year-old iberville shale and its mineral calcite white stripes in clay. The result? Textural pottery pieces with graphic lines that make each piece unique. This hand-shaped bowl offers a smooth shape to show off the natural striations as a piece of art or a vessel for fresh fruit.
Read our blog post on Beachstone Pottery.
What makes a second?
The heat of the room, the hum of the furnace, the weight of the tools... a glassblowing studio is itself a living, breathing thing, in which even the world’s most masterful craftspeople can expect variations in the work they create.
Unlike mass-produced design, handmade pieces yield divergent outcomes, owing to even the smallest differences in conditions. A change in breath, a flick of the wrist or a shift of foot can and will affect the final product.
Unique beauty lives in imperfection. Each Seconds piece captures a moment of the human hand at work, where unique conditions lead to slight variations and differences, preserved in glass. The quality and functionality aren’t inferior to firsts, but rather, a thoughtful option for those who value character and an organic quality to their household objects.