Alabama Chanin x Heath Ceramics etched dinnerware. @heathceramics
Muir Flatware in Tumbled by Heath Ceramics. @heathceramics
Edward Wohl cutting board. @edwardwohl
Natalie’s pimento cheese. @alabamachaninlife
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Explore Natalie’s recipe for building the perfect tomato sandwich.
Photograph by Abraham Rowe. @abrahamrowephotography
Alabama Chanin x Heath Ceramics: The Echo Collection
For over a decade, we’ve had the joy of collaborating with Cathy Bailey and Robin Petravic, the visionary husband-and-wife duo behind Heath. For the newest Heath Ceramics x Alabama Chanin collection, Natalie, Cathy, and Robin set out to create two new hand-etched designs that represent each company’s heritage and work in the preservation and celebration of craft. Through this creative process, the “Echo” and “Seed Stitch” designs came to fruition and served as the foundation for the collection as a whole.
Echo reimagines a historic technique developed by Edith Heath, the visionary ceramist who founded Heath Ceramics with her husband Brian in 1948. In this design, rotations of the potter’s wheel create freeform lines that resemble lengths of thread.
Using Dogwood button-craft thread and White organic cotton jersey, Alabama Chanin artisans created a fabric swatch that was filled and scattered with “seed” stitches—a traditional mending stitch that is often used to extend the lifespan of well-worn clothing and quilts. This swatch served as the reference point for Heath’s artisans in translating the motif from stitch to etch. The Seed Stitch design is only available in the Salad Plate and is etched by hand onto an Opaque White glaze.
Sending hugs and gratitude to Cathy, Robin, and the entire Heath Ceramics family. Here’s to another decade of creating together.
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