Handthrown Dipped Ceramic Pitcher
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Each of these pieces is part of the Shelter Collection, designed in Charleston, South Carolina and produced by a team of artisans in Star, North Carolina. After the closing of a factory in Star left a large portion of the town unemployed, nonprofit STARworks used the vacant building to start a full-scale ceramics and glassblowing studio, reviving the community economy by drawing artisans and craftspeople from all over the world. The Shelter Collection is a testament to the power of art in rebuilding communities.
This tall, stately pitcher holds enough water or iced tea for a crowd. It’s made from local North Carolina stoneware and hand-dipped in a matte glaze, leaving a bit of warm, earth-colored clay peeking through the bottom. Its hand-formed spout and long, sturdy handle work together for easy pouring, not to mention create a sleek and stunning shape. Each one is hand thrown using locally harvested and processed clay and glazes, and slight variations from pitcher to pitcher makes each one unique.
Photography by Rocky Luten, Julia Gartland, and Bobbi Lin
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