knobs :: good vibes and great collaborations

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My friend Lily and I have talked and dreamed about creating a ceramic knob line for years now….but timing and details did not come together… until last Fall. I had been thinking and thinking about what my next step in furniture would be, and where I wanted to head….and all of a sudden it hit me to pursue the knob line again. When that moment hit me, I became determined to not stop researching until I figured out all of the parts and pieces. It is a lot of work and time to get something new running and off the ground, but I am so glad that I pushed through and surrounded myself with talented friends in this venture because already it has been so rewarding. The time spent with my friends creating, literally made us giddy. We have all become so busy with our own businesses and families that we seldom have time to hang out and just create anymore. This project brought us all together again and it was truly a treasure.

I love to collaborate with other artists in order to create truly unique furniture designs, and have done so before with Annie Koelle, and Eric Benjamin which resulted in incredible landscapes and statement pieces. I have come to prefer the texture of the oils and charcoals and exclusiveness of working with other talented artists. It all goes back to what is original, what is unique, what makes my work stand out and feel truly special and beautiful. No detail is ever not worth it to me and pulling out all the stops every time is my constant goal.

After several conversations, meetings, many inspiration boards, and all of my crazy thoughts and ideas…and believe me there were lots…. we were off and running! In these photos, which were captured by the amazing Paige French,  you will see the heart and soul that went into the details of this furniture knob collection. Jennifer Bedenbaugh of Crave, Lily Wikoff of Lily Pottery, and TJ Breil are the three artists that I chose to collaborate with for this first furniture collection called “Only the Light Moves” and I could not be happier with the results. I am so thankful for this opportunity and for these human beings that are just pure gems.

Look for more and more as we lead up to our party on June 27th where we will celebrate the launch of our brand new website AND furniture collection “Only the Light Moves”.

Cheers,

Barb

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