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Design Crush: MYRTH Ceramics

June 07, 2016

Design Crush: MYRTH Ceramics

Myrth Ceramics — Joanna Chattsman Photography KESTREL

Myrth Ceramics is a Boston-based collective studio - our new crush! Led by designers Abigail Smallwood, Eric Smallwood & Beth Connolly, they shape and flawlessly mold some of the most elegant hand-thrown ceramics. But how?

Myrth Ceramics — Joanne Chattsman KESTREL

To throw the clay means to bend it between your finger joints. Beth Peterson, a pottery expert mentions that generally the throwing process is from the time the clay touches the wheel to the time the wheel is stopped. In this more general (and most commonly used) sense, throwing is the entire activity of shaping the clay on the potter's wheel.

 Myrth Ceramics — Joanne Chattsman KESTREL

Ceramics is known to be one of the most ancient industries on our planet. Once we discovered that clay could be formed into objects by mixing the elements; water, earth, and fire  — a trade was born. The American Ceramic Society says that signs of ceramics were seen as easy as 24,000 BC.

Myrth Ceramics — Joanne Chattsman KESTREL

The beauty that is Myrth ceramics is their offering of an elegant and small line of dinnerware, mugs, art, vessels, as stunning and as simple as ancient ceramics. The silent beauty of their work is matched by small details making celebrations, gatherings, or everyday dinners more stylish and special.

Myrth Ceramics — Joanna Chattsman Photography KESTREL

Their ethos surrounds creating modern stoneware vessels and designs that are handmade to celebrate the warmth and mirth of life. Too, their ceramics adorn homes with multi-uses — whether it an occasional table setting or the everyday uses that help feed and quench us. 

Myrth Ceramics — Joanna Chattsman Photography KESTREL

The curation of well-made ceramics with intention is probably one of our favorite aspects of their work. What's more, the ability to use them everyday and share them with others who walk into our shop. Take a peek at some of the coveted pieces we selected for our online + brick and mortar shop.