Our design residency program gives emerging designers and makers an opportunity to expand and refine their practice in a production setting. We’ve worked with artists across mediums, and we love the unique pieces that come from these collaborations.
Alas, the time has come to make room in the studio. If you’ve been eyeing a piece from our Collaborative Design collection, this is your last chance to bring it home! All pieces from our past artists in residence are 20% off for a limited time, and then they’re gone forever.
As we say farewell, we’re highlighting some of our past artists in residence.
We recently got to spend a week with Adrienne for her second time as a designer in residence. When she wasn’t busy creating pieces that feature cheery colors and delightful textures, she spent her first residency helping us design our nesting bowl set. Adrienne is inspired by the marks people make on the world — like architecture, furniture designs, and fashion design — and the evocative nature of color. Her favorite part of the movie Ghost is “the office scene where the bad guy gets his comeuppance and Patrick Swayze is typing on his computer to scare him.”
Emily Rogstad is a jeweler who started crafting at a young age (she was doing local craft shows at age 10). She says the best piece of advice she’s gotten as an artist is, “Work makes work. You’ve got to really put in the time, and put in the work, if you want to make good work.” She wants her pieces to make people feel bold and playful and thoughtful (we think she succeeds!).
Bryan Parnham is a silversmith who spent his time in residence exploring slipcasting with geometric, textured patterns. Bryan is influenced by the “ol’ dusty geometry of Euclid of Alexandria” and hopes to inspire curiosity through his work.
Wild Bill Jones
During his residency, Wild Bill Jones (“it’s just another holdover from my stagecoach days,” he says of his nickname) decorated the insides of molds before slipcasting to create bold, monoprinted pieces. Bill’s favorite parts of the process are “the parts that force split second decision making and flow,” and his favorite song in the world is Come On Up To The House by Tom Waits.