damn I'm lucky to see my wares in some of the prettiest shops across the country, and a couple across the pond. I love shipping boxes to destinations I may never even get to visit, yet I feel a connection to them in a strange sort of way. My work is such an extension of myself that each piece I create feels intensely personal. Right down to the little half moon shaped finger marks I leave on each piece. This is why I am endlessly grateful for the relationships I get to build with the wonderful people who run these amazing stores.
This month I am working on orders for a few new stockists that I am happy to introduce.
Sweetgrass Food Co. in Seattle- a gourmet market and kitchen that specializes in local and farm raised ingredients. They have a small retail area in the front of their store that carries a highly curated selection of gifts. I cant wait to see Notary sitting on those lovely shelves. Look for incense burners, olive bowls, and spouted pitchers in the coming weeks!
Set and Co.- This description via D-magazine says it best- "Having spent the past decade working with the likes of David Geffen, Bruce Springsteen, and Oprah Winfrey, interior designer Jennifer Littke has perfected her high-end but tranquil style. After making the move from Los Angeles to Dallas with her husband Adam, Littke decided to bring her years of experience and inspiration to her very first storefront. Located in a charming 1922 brick mercantile building at the corner of Tyler and Davis in Oak Cliff, S E T & C O. will serve up beautiful yet functional home and kitchen wares. Think handmade ceramics, textiles, woodworks and cutlery, but with a special focus on utilitarian design and craftsmanship."-DMagazineSet and Co. has already carried Notary candlesticks in the past and were the first to stock our collaboration with skilled woodworker James Woodenhead- a series of white ceramic bowls with wooden spoons that slide into two holes drilled in the top of each bowl. Happily they quickly sold out of these pieces and have ordered more quantities in all three sizes; sugar well, soup bowl and serving dish. Contact them to pre-order!
Hammer and Spear- I have been fortunate to meet one part of this incredible interior design team/ retail store. Gabby came for a studio visit and we ended up spending a few hours getting to know one another, talking about all things ceramics and shop related. It turns out Gabby is a native Oregonian who only recently relocated to Los Angeles to work with Hammer and Spear. This shop has a unique perspective on design. "Located in a historic brick building in the heart of the Arts District, this dual-functioning environment lends itself to a creative atmosphere, which permeates both the retail and design settings. The team is comprised of members who are at once celebrated for their expertise and versatility, enabling our collective to successfully navigate our design focus among hospitality, retail, commercial and industrial environments." -hammer and spear
I am currently looking for a few new stockists in States where Notary is not yet represented. If you know of a shop that you think might be a good fit, please do drop me a line! I would love to deliver my wares to your community!