Black and Gold

Black and Gold

Published on Thursday, November 24, 2016. This article appears in the October/November 2016 issue of American Craft Magazine.
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Limited-edition Stoneware Pitcher Set by mpgmb

Limited-edition Stoneware Pitcher Set by mpgmb

Daphné Caron

Although Montreal duo Marie-Pier Guilmain and Maud Beauchamp’s limited-edition Stoneware Pitcher Set has an industrial look, it’s handmade. The brooding, minimalist design can be found alongside other mpgmb collaborations that include – perhaps surprisingly – whimsical cardboard cat shelters. 

Philadelphia artist Erika Duran hand-embroiders patches that bring luck to your denim or other regalia. Inspired by fate, chance, and the desert landscape of her West Texas childhood, she dubbed her product line Eradura, a mash-up of her first name and the Spanish herradura (horseshoe), another symbol of good fortune. 

Portland, Oregon, friends Nic Ramirez and Matt and Leigh Capozzi honor beloved West Coast peaks in their pints and tumblers. Handblown by Port­land’s Elements Glass, the design-focused trio’s North Drinkware line includes Yosemite’s Half Dome, Mount Rainier just up the coast, and Oregon’s own Mount Hood. Just add beer or whiskey.

Minneapolis jewelry designer Judith Kinghorn makes her pieces, such as Dahlia Brooch/Pendant, with an age-old technique, fusing sterling silver and 24k gold with a mouth-blown torch. The result is a sumptuous, richly hued form that looks organic des­pite its metal makeup. 

For 25 years, furniture designer Seth Rolland has hand-built sculptural pieces that look equally at home in a gallery or your abode. Named after the coastal waterway he can see from his Port Towns­end, Washing­ton, residence, Rolland’s 7-foot sapele Salish Sea Bathtub invites you to dream of sailing while soaking.