Collaboration with Resident Designer Adrienne Eliades. Adrienne specializes in layered and detailed ceramic surfaces. During her residency she has been collaborating with us on some really beautiful limited edition pots.
Read more about Adrienne on OUR BLOG.
"I am currently a studio potter living in Vancouver, WA. Upon completing my B.A. in Studio Art with Honors from the University of North Carolina, I pursued the continuation of my art practice by taking a job at Jeffcoat Pottery, in Calabash, North Carolina. I have been extremely lucky to move all over the country for my work. I was an artist-in-residence and Ceramic Technical Specialist at San Diego State University for two and a half years. More recently, during my graduate student career at the University of Florida, I have been awarded numerous travel grants to further my research including the Jerry Cutler Scholarship and the American Craft Circle Award. My work has been on exhibit nationally as well as locally engaging the community of Gainesville, FL by hosting events such as The Food Experience and Kindred Confection. Most Recently, I received my MFA in Ceramics from the University of Florida in May 2016."
-That mug you can't put down and is always there when you wake up - a special collaboration with Shannon Tovey and Nick Moen. The Monday Mug is the coffee or tea lovers dream. The Monday Mug is a unique mug design for pour over coffee, french press or your favorite cup of tea. This handmade pottery mug is the best gift for coffee lovers for cappuccino coffee or latte coffee as well. These American Made contemporary design mugs would make the best wedding gifts for modern pottery lovers. Every Monday Mug is a piece of unique pottery.
The Monday Mug is 4.5" x 4" x 3.5" and holds 12 oz.
Each Monday Mug is microwave and dishwasher safe.
The Bright Angle is working to bridge the gap between design and craft by focusing on home goods that are American Made. We begin our creative process by sketching or sculpting prototypes. In order to ensure that we are able to see the smartest design come to fruition, we transfer the sketch to a computer aided modeling system. We use 3D prototyping and mold/jig systems to create efficient production systems that are executed by a highly skilled team of makers. Once we have a model we are satisfied with, we scale it up to account for the shrinkage of the porcelain. Next, we pour plaster around the model to create a mold. This mold is filled with liquid porcelain to recreate the object. We refine the porcelain object using hand tools and cover the object in our soft satin glaze and fire it in a kiln to 2200F. Once it is fired we sand the bottoms smooth. We make everything from scratch by formulating our own porcelain and glazes to be durable and unique. The Bright Angle sources our wood, glass, and other material components in collaborations with local craftspeople that share our commitment to American-made and thoughtfully sourced raw goods. We believe that good design is a marriage of concept, process, material and utility.
The Bright Angle sources our wood, glass, and other material components in collaborations with local craftspeople that share our commitment to American-made and thoughtfully sourced raw goods. We believe that good design is a marriage of concept, process, material and utility.
The porcelain is the highest quality mixture of raw materials creating the most durable and structurally sound ceramic material - made in house. The porcelain is made from the highest quality white clay (kaolin), glass (flint or silica), and glass melter (feldspar). We fire our porcelain to cone 6. We take pride in the purity of our materials.
We use the strongest and most consistent we we can for our design applications. We source our leather and glass from like-minded makers in the Asheville, North Carolina region.
Our products are designed with the intention of heavy everyday use. Each product is food safe and water resistant. Each piece of handmade pottery is meant to be used and loved every day as well as being a piece of art for display. The handmade pottery may be put in the dishwasher, oven, and microwave. However, pottery is breakable and should be protected from obvious shocks like dropping it and from sudden changes in temperature. Uneven heating can cause it to crack. With proper care, it should last until you want something new. Some products will get scratched over time with lots of love and use. Many collectors treasure their pottery and are back for a new set of dishes with no complaint, because they don’t want to use anything else.
The Bright Angle
The Bright Angle believes in making art for the home producing the best gift ideas for wedding gifts, holiday gifts and other special gift giving occasions. Working closely with the Asheville NC art scene we provide handmade gifts working with technology such as 3D printer designs and laser cutter designs to form our prototypes. Our focus is on bringing collaborative contemporary design to the forefront of studio pottery and studio art.