THE SHELTER COLLECTION
"A collection of handblown glassware and wheel thrown ceramics by The Commons expressing the intersection of elegant design and honest manufacturing. The Shelter Collection ceramics are handmade in partnership with STARworks, NC, a non-profit working to revive the local economy through craft and design. Operating out of a formally abandoned hosiery factory, the talented and dedicated team of ceramicist hand throw each piece using clay and glazes that have been harvested locally and processed in-house. Each piece is an attempt by the artist to create the perfect shape, so slight variance exist within the work. The artists consider this a way to fine tune their skills through repetition. The finished wares express a moment in time and the hand of the individual artist."