In conjunction with Second Saturday
Presentation @ 7:00pm
Ana Henton & Mel Keedle are co-founders in the joint venture Still Life Ceramics. They will share their story on how their modest size production studio and workshop generates a production line of functional housewares and a yearly art collection. Ana elaborates: “From my architecture background I tend to look at each collection as a project. There is a concept, a narrative, an inspiration that drives the look and feel for the collection of year. Once we make the main pieces of the line then we start working through the process of production.”
Each brings her individual talents to the table: the partnership benefits from Mel’s experience as a potter, shaping clay on the wheel according to rigorous demands; and Ana’s training as an architect that engenders her constructivist approach to silhouette, volume, and space. Both have highly attuned senses to color and equally participate in glaze development and selection.
By focusing on small batch production, the partners are able to meet the needs of their clients who are often chefs, designers, and boutique labels. Through an exchange of ideas and collaboration at each step of the process, Ana and Mel are able to create unique product lines customized to the client’s needs.
Henton & Keedle’s work is currently featured in Making it Work: Production by Design exhibition.
Admission is Free from 5-9pm.