Alabama Chanin Instagram Stories from the Alabama Chanin x Heath Ceramics Dinnerware Collaboration Photographed in Natalie's Home


This week’s installment of Stories We Love highlights our latest collaboration with Heath Ceramics (@heathceramics). Watch for more inspiration and stories from the development of the Echo collection coming up on the Journal.

Natalie at Home: Photographs by Rinne Allen (@rinneallen)

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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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. 

Shop Echo Etched Dinnerware:
The Salad Plate
The B&B Plate in Opaque White
The B&B Plate in Wave
The Dinner Plate
The Deep Serving Bowl
The Shallow Salad Bowl

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.

Shop the Seed Stitch Etched Salad Plate

View the full Alabama Chanin x Heath Ceramics collection in our Life + Sustainable Living collection.

Sending hugs and gratitude to Cathy, Robin, and the entire Heath Ceramics family. Here’s to another decade of creating together. 

Learn more about Heath Ceramics and explore their beautiful designs.

Follow along @heathceramics.

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