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Introducing: Mica Black

Introducing: Mica Black - The Bright Angle


The Bright Angle studio resides in the mountains of Western North Carolina. This area is rich with minerals and gems.

While hiking through the mountains around Asheville, the ground glitters with mica that has been ground into the soil. If you know where to look, you can find a full stack of the sheets of the crystallized mineral.

When the stacks of sheets get big enough it is called a book. Mica is formed in a variety of colors, but it is fragile and translucent when it is broken down to a single sheet.  The inspiration for our glaze color, Mica Black, came when The Bright Angle cofounder Nick Moen was hiking through Shining Rock and found a pure black book of mica on the ground. 


Black Table Vase by The Bright Angle in Asheville NC


The word mica is derived from the Latin word mica, which means crumb, and was probably influenced by micare, which means to glitter. This glaze has a shimmery quality that varies between a slight gloss sheen and a super soft satin. We worked to achieve an intense color - as black as we could get it. We added this our color palette for contrast to our pastels. The mica black highlights our smart designs and brings the sleekness of our products to a whole new level.