A Corner of My Home: Hello buddies!

A couple of weeks ago, mu daughter and I attended a bud vase making workshop at Heath Ceramics in Sausalito. We made one vase each, and today they arrived! The glaze looks completely different when you put it on, so it’s a fun surprise to see how they turned out after they’ve been fired. OK, so the vases are not perfect (probably because we’re not perfect either), but we love them. And speaking about not being perfect, I’m really digging the rawness of the unfired, unglazed vases we were allowed to bring home. Dents, bumps, scratches and all.

And did you know, that the brown clay edge around the opening of each vase is wiped off by hand? It really is all in the details, isn’t it?


Photos: Charlotte Coffey



Above: Our bud vases arrived with a personal note from the Heath staff, and a bunch of recyclable “google berries.” It’s the first time I’ve ever seen such a thing.



Above: My daughter made the one in the front. Mine is on the right. They kind of match, no?



Above: Our new vases together with their untreated friends from the workshop, and a one-of-a-kind red one made by the experts at Heath.



Above: The perfectly imperfect pair on the window sill in the kitchen.


About the Author:
Charlotte Coffey is the principal designer of Lotta Coffey Design & Interiors, and creates authentic, modern Scandinavian interiors in San Francisco, Marin County and the Wine Country. In her spare time, she enjoys eating, running and painting things white.

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