Grueby Faience Company was founded in 1894 by William Grueby who was inspired by the matte glazes on French pottery, particularly the cucumber green that became the company’s hallmark, and the refined simplicity of Japanese ceramics. In its heyday Grueby was sold through Tiffany Studios in New York City and Gustav Stickley who incorporated their tiles in his furniture. Alas, due to bankruptcy, a fire and eventual sale the company closed for good in 1920.This beauty measures 12″ high and has a subtle, abstracted leaf and pod design in repousse.
- SIZE: 12″ high
Our copper smiths gather and melt discarded copper for use in their workshops. They employ the bonfire method, which involves slowly heating and hammering until the metal is raised. Once the bowl or vase walls are formed each piece is finished with a special hammer. The metal oxidizes and the finish becomes matte. Colors darken to deep browns and reds, depending on the amount of salt in the air and how often the copper piece is handled. Each piece is proudly signed by its creator.
Handmade and fairly traded in Michoacán, Mexico.