on the colour of clay

HG | Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott Until a couple weeks ago I'd never really thought about the colour of clay before it's turned to dishes.     It hadn't struck me that it might start as a solid soft grey. And that once formed and set to dry, it's colour would change each day. Slowly, from one shade of grey to the next. I think I'd imagined that porcelain would start out white.     HG | Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott   So, when we found ourselves at the studio of Atelier Make, the potters behind a number of our pieces and our good friends, and they told us that while some clays do arrive white, the specific types they use to produce our pieces remain grey until their first firing, I was a little amazed.     I'd known that potters' studios were handsome places. I'd imagined the process of making things from clay would be beautiful thing. But after spending time in one I like them even more.   There's a fine dust that settles over most things there. Tiny bits of clay that dull almost every surface. It takes the sheen from things and leaves something of an enchanted calm. xo, N         HG | Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott     photos: michael graydon + nikole herriott HG juicers, clouds and totes will be back in stock soon + we're updating this monday to stay up-to-date join us on facebook or via our mailing list         HG | Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott       these shorts this apron in natural this photo from IG these earrings i can't stop thinking about this cake this egg, yes please montreal notes: the bagels and the pistacho loaf here these dapples and this   HG | Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott