March Wrap Up

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Game, Set, Matte

GLAZE LAB // MARCH 2019

For the March edition of Glaze Lab, we wanted to share with subscribers our joy in overcoming a tough challenge in surface creation: matte. The majority of our wares come in a satin or glossy finish, but for the past six months we've been experimenting to produce an ultra-matte finish with a flatter appearance and grittier surface texture. 

 

After many tests (many ugly, flaking, gnarly tests) we created this ultra-matte in a coral-blush using a tinted, atomized engobe. Applied to the surface of our standard bud vase and lined with a clear gloss glaze, we think it is something special.

 

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F+F in Vogue

"This bright, snug space is meant to fulfill many needs, whether that’s a casual meal, a late-night dance party, or a healthy brunch. On the weekends, the restaurant plays host to the New York satellite of Season, the all-day cafe in Paris that’s a favorite during fashion week...
At Short Stories, the Acai Bowl and Green Pancakes that [Cathy Closier's] French patrons have come to love are served on the same pink Felt+Fat ceramics she otherwise imports to the City of Light..."

Honeydew Release

We are so appreciative of the warm response we received at the Architectural Digest Design Show and from our social media followers during the release of Honeydew this month. If you haven't had a chance to check it out, visit our website where you can see each of our wares in Honeydew.

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F+F @ NINObrand

Our buddies at NINObrand in Philly were kind enough to host us for a pop-up this past month and boy did we enjoy meeting and chatting with old friends and new!

It's always great to feel the local love by doing a pop-up in Philly and by the turnout we received, you can be sure we're looking forward to our next opportunity to do so.

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F+F @ AD Design Show

Talk about a busy month!

On top of everything else, we hunkered down for a weekend at the AD Design Show to show off to visitors our new colorway, experimental finishes and forms, as well as classic Felt+Fat wares in a full range of glazes.

February Wrap Up

Glaze Lab // Feb 2019

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Intending to create a vessel - our plan was for an espresso cup - for this release of Glaze Lab, our attention started to wander to alternative forms. Here at Felt+Fat we not only love to experiment with surface and color, but also explore the history of ceramic forms to develop new interpretations.

This month's glaze lab release is modeled after a chawan, the traditional drinking vessel used in tea ceremonies. We love the complex systems of etiquette, tools and gestures that are practiced in a tea ceremony, as well as the reverence for ceramic vessels inherent in this beautiful cultural tradition.  While our version is in no way "traditional", we think it holds up. X2E4COX4MKCR △6 0219


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ESCAPE TO THE SOUTH

We spent the first week of our February escaping the bitter Philadelphia cold to talk to old friends, check out new trends and soak up the sun in Miami. The more we traveled, the more we felt eerily at home. We don't know who has been channeling who, but it was a pleasant surprise to see so much of our pastel color palette adorning the wonderful Art Deco facades of downtown Miami.

January Wrap Up

 
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Glaze Lab // Jan 2019


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Glaze Lab, our monthly ceramic subscription service, deployed its first release this month.
 

If you follow us on social media, then you know that we love to experiment.  We often collaborate with chefs and organizations to create one-of-a-kind wares that aren't available on our website. Glaze Lab was started because we wanted to have an outlet to share the more experimental side of Felt+Fat.

 

January's Glaze Lab is the result of work we began last Summer in layering pours of standard and experimental glazes. This 8" Share Plate has one base glaze and three pours.

 

If you look closely at this plate you’ll see something else - a key code.  We have our own internal indexing system for tracking each glaze and wanted to let each subscriber know what went in to their finished ware in a tangible way. So, we created a 3D stamp in-house to imprint the glaze index directly into the plate.  

 

Cryptic? Slightly. Felt+Fat? Absolutely.


F+F x Nightshade LA

This past Winter, we had the incredible opportunity to collaborate with 2014 Eater Young Gun and Top Chef season 12 winner, Mei Lin. The former sous chef of Ink in LA is bringing her unique Asian-inspired dishes to Nightshade, her new Arts District restaurant.


Along with a variety of standard pieces, Mei requested a small run of tea-pots. Turnaround was tight on this project so we didn't have the ability to prototype and make molds for an entirely new product, but we did have time to try something fun: an amalgamation.

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Our 12oz teapots for Nightshade are a combination of an altered coffee cup body with a cappuccino cup handle, attached low, and another small spout attachment from a miscellaneous mold made in 2016. The mahogany and cork lid was conceived with and executed by expert Philadelphia wood-turner Suzanne Kahn, of Dovetail Woodarts. The resulting object is something utterly unique to Mei Lin and Nightshade LA, and a product we absolutely love: the Amalgam Teapot. 

Enjoy these one-of-a-kind Felt+Fat wares when you visit Nightshade LA

** Winter Mix **

Shifting Seasons

With the holidays slowly coming to a close there can be no doubt that Winter is upon us once again. Cozy sweaters, warming fires and good meals with good company always help to enliven this season.


That also means that our 'Winter Mix' colors have arrived! Claret, Slate and Taupe are now available in mixed and monochrome sets.

Fall Mix!

As summer begins to fade so do the colors around us. The bright sunny days turn to misty autumn mornings, warm friendly waters turn to cold churning seas while all the leaves darken on the branch.

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Of course that too means that our fall colors have arrived! Canopy, Pigeon and Periwinkle are now available in mixed and monochrome sets. So, before you break out your favorite autumnal recipes, make sure you have something fresh to serve them on!

Our Bud Vase in Architectural Digest

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"Summer's Hottest Home Trend Is Spot On:
Paint-spatter prints in candy-colored hues make their mark"

 

 

Yesterday our Bud Vase in Confetti was featured in Architectural Digest Magazine as being on trend for this season of splatter!

 

To celebrate, we've updated our seasonal shop with this wonderful little vase that adds a perfect splash of fun to any room and is perfect for displaying a small bunch of flowers or a single stem.

Summer Sets!

SUMMER SETS

 

Is there anything more beautiful than a well-set table?

ready for a culinary adventure? We don't think so.

 

To help make your table the best it can be for this summer season, Felt+Fat is excited to offer a variety of sets in our summer

color-ways. Blue waters, bright sun and the perfect white sand beach inspired our selection of Sky, SunGold and Satin for the season.

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F+F @ NextLevel

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NEXTLEVEL

PLEASE JOIN US!

A designer-led ephemeral gallery during NYCxDesign.

May 16 - 23 from 11 - 7pm

@ 718 Broadway, NY, NY 10003

 

PRESENTING WORK FROM

Asher Israelow Studio, Eskayel, Hart, Here Projects, Patrick Weder Design

 

ALSO FEATURING

Andrea Claire Studio, Avo, Bianco Light and Space, Dorian Goldman, Felt + Fat, Fort Standard, Ghost Curatorial, Huy Bui, Kin & Company, Nita, Token

 

OPENING RECEPTION

Tuesday, May 15th, 7-10pm

FF x CFCW

 

This past winter we were lucky enough to be visited by a bunch of new friends from The Center for Creative Works.  Using our unglazed plates, tumblers, trays and bowls as their canvases, these terrific artists painted wonderful imagery of landscapes, portraits, favorite animals, flowers, some colorful abstractions and so much more!  All these works are set to be auctioned off at the Out the Door: Art Party and Auction on Thursday, May 24th from 5:30p-10p.

 
 

The Center for Creative Works is a unique work environment with a goal of developing creative work potential and cultural identity for people with intellectual disabilities.

Creative Works combines supported studio art development with work opportunities-including supported employment options – and community programming. Participants learn and work in drawing and painting, printmaking, ceramics, woodworking, sculpture, textiles, design, music and other media. A staff of mentor artists teach professional materials and techniques, with the goal of developing participants as artists, artisans, and designers. We foster individual expression and skill development, promoting our artists’ work through public exhibitions, art fairs, and other events in the community.

 

Felt+Fat Goes to Venice!

For our exhibition at 'Food Design Week' in Venice, we decided to think about excess through the idea of material waste. In our studio we are always working on new ideas and testing colors in clay. Unfortunately, we often make test batches of clay that go unused. After months of atrophy the liquid clay, or 'slip' as it is technically referred to, will often separate into a thick, lumpy clay and a thin layer of water. We dredged out the thick portion at the bottom of our buckets and - through a lot of trial and error - found that we could press-mold it into various forms from our production line. We decided to leave the work raw for the most part, with a simple glossy glaze lining the interior of certain pieces. The resulting wares turned our usually sleek, clean designs into forms that resemble crumbling architecture in bold solid colors reminiscent of historical Venetian pottery.

This work will be on display through the first week of February at the Palazzo Michiel in Venice, where we will also be contributing wares for a dinner with Anna Keville Joyce on the weekend of February 1st.

A Winter Reprieve

Felt+Fat is excited to announce that in 2018, we will be focusing on producing six unique and utilitarian sets for a range of needs, to be released throughout the year.

 

Our first set is filled with everything you need in a moment of liquid reprieve from the day. We've produced both a small and large version for either taking a break by yourself or for sharing this time with a friend. The wares are glazed in a limited edition and blizzard-inspired "Whiteout" glaze, featuring a matte surface mottled with glossy accents reminiscent of snowy winter days.

 

Feel free to fill your cups with coffee, tea, hot chocolate or whatever else helps keep the chill away.

 

Click here to take a look at our sets in the Felt+Fat online shop.

Mystery Assortment: The Bakers Dozen

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Mystery Assortment:

The Bakers Dozen

 

We've had such an amazing response to our mystery assortments this month that we decided to give one more option to those of you looking for a really special gift: The Bakers Dozen! This enormous assortment contains thirteen different items, anything from has serving bowls and plates to cappuccino cups and planters!

 

If you were waiting til the last minute to place your holiday orders, this is it! The mystery assortments end on Sunday 12.10 and won't be back until next Holiday season. 

 

Happy Shopping!