Recently, I was introduced to Emilia Ceramics. Emily Brown, the creator of the line carries a beautiful range of ceramics made in Italy, France, and Mexico. I asked Emily to tell us a little bit about her line and what inspires her.
Emily: After living in in Southern Spain, I fell in love with the people there, who live life at a slower pace and really appreciate the important things, like spending quality time with each other and embracing their country's traditions. I hoped that if I shared their work with people back home, maybe our country would learn to slow down a bit and appreciate life's little pleasures.
The Eagle's Nest: What do you look for in the pieces that you source?
Emily: My mom is my best customer, so one of the first questions I ask myself is "would mom buy this?" She is an artist and loves being able to use ceramic artwork everyday, so it's a good guideline, forcing me to be sure a piece is both beautiful and functional. And those are the best sellers -- the plates that make everyday meals more festive; the colorful bowl that looks great on display and when filled with salad; the footed platter that makes a stand alone statement, but doubles as a fun way to serve breakfast pastries or dessert.
TEN: What would you say is the most rewarding aspect of your job?