Heath Ceramics

I don't know if anyone knows this, but I am obsessed with anything ceramics. I spontaneously signed up for my first class about a year ago, and it was love at first...wheel?  It is now one of the few hobbies in my life that I can quite literally loose myself in. I can easily sit down at the wheel, put my headphones on, turn on a good album or podcast, and 5 hours will go by before I realize my knees have locked up and I need to walk around. It is the most meditative thing for me.

SO! When I found out that one of the locations I was going to be shooting at for the new Progressive campaign was Heath Ceramics, I was so giddy I could barely contain my excitement.

The studio was incredible. It was huge, and dusty, and quiet, with diffused light streaming in, in all the right places, and beautiful raw pieces everywhere waiting to be fired, gorgeous samples scattered all over the place, and...well, I could go on and on. It was an amazing work space

We spent a couple hours with Garrett, the mold makers, while he showed us his process.

 

Little Creek Oyster Farm

The husband and wife team behind Little Creek Oysters are a pretty rad duo. Ian & Rosalie run the 10 acre oyster farm on the Peconic Bay of New York. I spent a day with the two while Ian was being filmed for the Progressive Apron Project, and got to see the entire process of farm to table...err, bay to table? To learn more about Little Creek Oysters and how their oysters are cleaning up the bay, visit their site

Sarah Swell Jewelry

Sarah Greenberg designs and creates her beautiful jewelry in Oakland, CA. I loved spending time in her gorgeous studio (huge windows and ample natural light makes me weak in the knees). The simple yet bold jewelry reflects her work style and method. Check out her collection and more info on her site.