August 5, 2014
Today we are so thrilled to be featuring Portland makers, The Granite. The Granite is an emerging female-owned and operated creative studio and workshop with evolving focus and inspiration. Meg Drinkwater and Megan Perry started as friends who came together to explore their common interests in design. In 2013, Meg and Megan began to explore various art mediums, such as folded paper projects and soon began designing objects for the home.
Meg and Megan’s backgrounds in interior design, metalsmithing and ceramics have provided a perfect foundation for artistic collaboration as well as a wealth of knowledge and materials the duo utilizes to design and create a wide spectrum of usable home accessories.
The Granite was formally introduced in 2014 and currently focuses on designing and creating functional objects for the home with a special interest in lighting.
Currently Meg and Megan lend their attention to slip cast ceramics but are set to expand their material focus with groundwork laid for a textile project and other collaborations. We can’t wait to see what these two create next!
With each new design project The Granite’s goal is to investigate the interaction that exists between objects, interior space and the individual.
From mold making, cleaning up the porcelain, to hand-painting each vase, this team does everything by hand in their Portland studio.
We love the colorful patterns The Granite paints onto their vases. The modern vessel is elevated into a more playful and unique piece.