The Flux collection, designed by Ellen ’24, draws inspiration from Berea College’s 4th Great Commitment to the Dignity of Labor. This commitment celebrates “the dignity and utility of all work, mental and manual, and taking pride in work well done.” Flux was created out of the necessity for cohesiveness and reliability. We required glazes that did not pinhole, crawl, or run excessively to ensure we were meeting the requirements of our loyal supporters while still providing the depth and expressiveness that makes hand made craft so unique and special. All the glazes and clay used here at Berea College Ceramics are made in-house by our students and staff.
Found Family Placemats
The inspiration for this design by students Bri and Dora ’23 was the familiar comfort of being in their parents’ kitchen, of being home. Home means something different to everyone… There’s the family you’re born into and the one you find, and they look and feel different. These placemat are reversible and the lighter and darker shade of each pair is meant to represent the person we are within both families. It was important that the colors they chose did not clash, so that any combination of them would look good together. The colors are cozy and worn, like an old blanket that’s faded from a decade of washes. In this way the placemat carries its own history into the new owner’s life like we carry our history into new chapters.