Deep in the soul, bound in history, rich in nutrients is Clay & Earth. Irresistibly tactile, this Palette has a hearty earthiness and a patina that benefits from warm hands, the fiery heart of a kiln, the bleaching of sun and the test of time. Sandy whites, tan, ochre, terracotta, rust, charcoal and dirty greens of wholesome goodness, these are sacred materials borrowed from the core to remind us of our mortality.
Shaped into robust, hearty, sincere objects with muted surfaces smooth to the touch, or powdery soft under fingertips. These items, aged and worn have their own heartbeat, when introduced they immediately alter the ambiance of a room.
They are what we naturally gravitate towards; they balance the built and the synthetic with their texture and depth of hue. Comforting in the impermanence of all, they will one day return from the very clay and earth from whence they came.
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