local loves: Romanick Pottery

Mar 13, 2017 | posted by kyle

Paul + Tonya Romanick are two sculptors who've mastered their craft to create truly amazing creations out of clay. From intricate underwater scenes to polished dinnerware, the couple has created over 40,000 pieces (!) in their lifetime via their Newark business. We met with the Delaware duo to learn more about their pottery passion, their Newark, DE roots + how they have developed renewed interest in handcrafted goods with their line of custom growlers.

local loves: Arden + James

Oct 3, 2016 | posted by kyle

raw materials, hand woven pieces of local, Pennsylvania leather, carefully choreographed etchings + patterns—there is a certain elegance to the handmade leather bags which Chadds Ford resident, Bri Brant, assembles for her self-run company, Arden + James. We met with Bri to learn more about her bags (which were just named Best of Philly!), what inspires her designs + the revival of artisan craftsmanship in the Brandywine Valley.