This article is was originally written for Studio Potter Vol. 42, No, 2 in 2014. With The Waterbird opening this Friday featuring our handmade tableware, we wanted to revisit these thoughts on artist and restaurant collaborations. The Waterbird is located at 197 Charlotte Street and will be a coffee shop by day and cocktail bar by night.
Our new glaze palette came to fruition through exploring the bright colors of the 90s. After launching the satin pastel collection we felt it would be a refreshing change to brighten everything up. We did hundreds of tests to find the right colors in a number of base glazes. After we set our palette we added zinc to the glaze to grow floating zinc silicate crystals in the glassy glaze.
These limited edition collaborations between The Bright Angle and Adrienne Eliades will be available February 24 in our web shop! They are now listed on our website to preview. In the meantime, we wanted to tell you a little more about this collection.
Collaboration is an important part of the work we do at The Bright Angle. We believe that by working together we can achieve more. In the summer of 2017 we approached former Asheville letterpress company 7 Ton Press about printing custom stationery for us. 7 Ton Press was also the graphic design team we used for our logo and initial branding. When designing the logo they added a small angle to accent the typography. We decided it would be great to have 7 Ton design a pattern using this accent angle.