His use of glaze often has a misty effect, accenting nicely the sometimes-grim fairytale-like scenes adorning the vessels. R+T: How do you find that beautiful balance of form and function? Hand-painted and fired by Hays and his assistants, the hefty tableware features warthogs, chickens, ducks, dogs, and plenty of whimsical foliage. One ding and the handles will break off. R+T: As a painter, sculptor, builder and engineer, your skill set is a wonderfully diverse one… What impact does this have on the pieces you create? The drawings are inspired by the old salt glazed crocks my mother collected. R+T: What are some of your sources of inspiration? The perfect cheese board, perhaps? Also, how will it look in 100 years and what part will fail first. And people really do love a classic blue-and-white color pairing.
In fact, the total size of Store. Any thoughts about this post? While all of their pieces are high-fire stoneware and durable when cared for properly, they are inherently delicate by design and we recommend hand washing them so they can be passed down for generations. I did a lot of ceramics in college and it always fascinated me to cook dirt you dig up and make things with it. I brought it inside and we fired it, and it wound up being a good quality stoneware. We found that 4% of them 2 requests were addressed to the original Store.
I have every process or machine to create anything I imagine. I have a friend who truly makes furniture by hand. I went to school for painting, design for me happened out of building things. Completing the miniature mise-en-scène was a one-of-kind, and matching, ceramic sink and faucet. This leads to their wares having more variation than factory-produced ceramics made from off-the-shelf, pre-mixed clay. Taking creative interests into business is like passing through a reality scrambler.
The more things I do, the more they inform the other, and the tighter my thinking becomes. . Where else do you source from? In his world, beauty, cost, exploration, and production weave tightly through one another, and his willingness to see that—to dodge art-speak and reposition himself as a creative, large-scale scientist—has driven his growth and actually furthered his creativity. Unlike most designers, Hays is uniquely scientific in his method, almost obsessive in his commitment to marrying beauty and lasting utility, and, as such, his new mediums require new resources and allow for few shortcuts. My mother was my biggest influence. I can make it as fetish-level as I want, I can make it as artistic as I want. I like the Shakers and I like a lot of modern stuff.
He makes high-end custom furniture along with a wide range of humble household items and clothing. R+T: Tell us about the Frankford Clay Pit… It was a serendipitous event. How long did you have an interest in it and how did it come about that you would incorporate it into your business? When it does, I sand that part smooth and use them as water glasses. Hand-painted blue-and-white scenes of flora and fauna appeared in realistic yet somewhat abstract vignettes. I discovered years ago after falling in love with their stunning live edge dining tables, and have since fallen one by one for their full range of thoughtfully detailed, beautifully made pieces. With a potter for a mother, he knew it was the right stuff. However, Delftware and the blue-and-white motifs frequently associated with European and Chinese porcelain were not in fact what Hays had in mind.
They were taking a class at the local college. But because every one is special, it makes it nearly impossible to choose. I recently started collecting ceramics made by one of my favorite New York furniture designers, Tyler Hays of , and have loved using the pieces so much, I asked Tyler to collaborate with me on a ceramics pop-up in our Brentwood store. I grew up poor and rural, my mother made our home beautiful with garage sale antiques and objects. Share yours in the comment box below. It is the biggest process for me. You discovered some yourself near your studio in Philadelphia.
Eventually furniture became the necessary focus as it seemed the most viable of the businesses. His company, has grown from a one-man show into a significant creative team of one hundred craftspeople, artists, architects, and scientists. Some stuff is super practical. I was fortunate enough to receive several from Richard as a holiday gift, and they have become a special part of my morning routine. The tripod lamp I still like, the lake credenza. I constantly draw by hand and build stuff as I think it should look. R+T: What is the most rewarding part of your work? I absolutely love this image of the stag and dogs on the Crock first image on this post , along with the amazing clay details all cut and applied by hand! Breaking ground for renovations on the building in 2013, founder Tyler Hayes happened upon a gold mine of well…clay! Some iron-spotting, pin-holing, and crazing may be present.
R+T: What does handmade mean to you? This is a poor result, as 55% of websites can load faster. He was kind enough to welcome us in and share a bit about his process and point of view. He has created several companies to manage his many creative endeavors, including artisanal furniture and ceramics brand. It really starts with the material for me and then I just make the simplest things that I want to use personally. This result falls beyond the top 1M of websites and identifies a large and not optimized web page that may take ages to load. How it looks is more like dessert. What was it that drew you to this art form? Personally, I use them as planters.