Cfile has a secret crush. Ok, we can’t keep it together any longer! Today through Valentine’s Day, we are stocking a brand new line of Ingrid Bathe’s diaphanous white pottery. The line includes “Tea 4 Two” sets as well as three varieties of “Vase.” We melt every time we see them.
All of Ingrid Bathe’s work is made by hand, pinching porcelain clay to achieve the desired form and thickness. Each set has its own personality. It is her unapologetic fingerprint on these delicate forms that draws us to them. Bathe leaves the outside of her forms naked, and glazes the insides white. Depending on the light in which the work is being viewed, the glaze can appear to have a gray, blue or even purple hue. True Romance!
Our pop-up shops sell out fast, so don’t sleep on these romantic white forms!
Ingrid Bathe lives and works in Newcastle, Maine.
“The clay is fired to high temperature. It is vitrified, translucent and begins to flux. I fire in gas reduction, which gives the white porcelain clay a cool, bluish tint and creates slight irregularities from piece to piece – freckles from iron spots, a blush of gray from the smoke of the fire, a warm-white area where the clay was oxidized. These nuances add further character and uniqueness to each piece.” – Ingrid Bathe