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      When Stitch Meets Clay

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      The same passion for making and thoughtful “slow” design brought friends Natalie Chanin and Catherine Bailey together to collaborate on a line of Heath Ceramics dinnerware with hand-etched details that echo the fine embroidery in Chanin’s textile pieces. Their collection also includes organic cotton tablecloths, napkins and placemats and is available on-line and in Heath retail stores.

      Heath Ceramics www.heathceramics.com , based in Sausalito, CA since its founding in 1948 by potter Edith Heath, has somewhat of a cult following on the West Coast. It is a great story of perseverance of an American Craft brand, and more than 60 years later, Heath carries forth the same values and philosophy as its founder. Under the ownership of husband and wife team, Catherine Bailey and Robin Petravic, who purchased the company in 2004, Heath has initiated several collaborations with artists and designers who share a passion for their craft and love of beautiful materials.

      Enter Natalie Chanin…some 2,264 miles away from Sausalito in Florence, Alabama. Chanin’s passion for slow design and sustainability fuels her lifestyle company Alabama Chanin’s www.alabamachanin.com limited edition products for the individual and home. Using needle, thread, thimble and organic and recycled materials, her team, creates beautiful pieces with embroidered details for men and woman.

      Photography Credits: Angie Mosier


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