Our first collaboration with Heath Ceramics, launched in 2011, has built a lasting, creatively symbiotic relationship. That joint development was a beautifully intensive design process that blended our techniques with theirs. Our Heath + Alabama Chanin line of dinnerware is made by hand, just like our Alabama Chanin handmade Collection. The artisans at Heath etch the designs into clay in much the same way that we embroider our garments. And just as our stitchers initial the garments they create, the Heath artists leave their marks on each of the finished products.
Over the last year, as we began experimenting with our indigo dye house, we became excited about the possibilities of this natural color and the richness and variations it creates. This excitement carried over into our ongoing conversations with Heath about expanding our collaboration. The new pieces build upon our previous work together and today we launch two new themes in our Alabama Chanin + Heath Ceramics collaboration: Indigo and Bird’s Nest.
The line includes new designs in many variations of the color indigo—reflections of the uniqueness of each Alabama Chanin Indigo garment—and introduces our newest Bird’s Nest etched pattern. The collection will debut on July 24 at the Heath Ceramics Boiler Room event space in San Francisco along with our Alabama on Alabama exhibition. It will be available for sale at Heath Ceramics and in our online store beginning today, July 21.