finch & crane. started back in 2013 with the idea of sourcing everyday utility items that were useful, beautifully designed, well made and natural.
This hasn't changed, but my direction has. In 2018 I designed my very first product, a ceramic salt cellar, which continues to be my bestseller. I've now turned my direction to designing over curating.
I love simple shapes, textures that tempt you to touch and, above all, items that are useful. There's no point having something that looks beautiful, but is impractical. I'm also a big believer in using your precious possessions every day, not only for special occasions.
I work with a small family-run pottery in Stoke-on-Trent, England, who have been generously teaching me the handmade production process, showing me that you cannot rush quality.