FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2017
Contact: Judith Kamien (917) 952-3718
TABBATHA HENRY DESIGNS ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCTION FACILITY
Larger Capacity; Shorter Lead Times; New Products
WATERBURY, VERMONT – Tabbatha Henry Designs, a leading purveyor of minimalist porcelain objects and installations for the home, announced today that it has expanded its production facility from its original grist mill studio in Waterbury, to the south end arts district of Burlington, Vermont.
With demand at an all time high, the company was ripe for expansion. No longer able to maintain production demand in the quaint grist mill location, the move nearly triples the company’s production capability, shortening lead times, and allowing for the introduction of new product.
The company will maintain its Waterbury location as a design studio and flagship retail location, open to the public.
Tabbatha Henry Designs’ products respond to the modern consumer’s desire for beautiful yet utilitarian objects designed to work equally well when blended with works by other makers or used as the focus in an overall décor scheme. Each of the company’s elegantly formed, deceptively simple works, from its signature luminaries and votives to its electrified lanterns and interior installations, is crafted by the founder and her colleagues of slip-cast or hard-paste porcelain, both demanding materials that reveal the hand of the maker, as well as their intrinsic beauty, once fired. Works are given names that honor the natural patterns they evoke, such as “Tall Grass,” “Firefly” and “Starry Sky;” most objects are unglazed, exposing the porcelain’s innate character and surprising strength. “Porcelain, more than any other material, finds its ultimate identity in the heat of the kiln,” says Henry. “It exists in the sculptural realm; so,while my pieces are made to be used every day, they’re designed to enhance their surroundings when they’re not in service.” Tabbatha Henry Designs was founded in 2008, with a single line of hand-built luminaries. Today, its products are carried nationwide in galleries, specialty retail boutiques, and museum shops, and its objects and installations can be found in homes, offices, and museums throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company’s signature lines and custom installations can be seen at tabbathahenry.com