Memphis is filled to the brim with talented artisans, so when I learned that Paper & Clay’s Brit McDaniel was hosting an open house during the MemFIX: Pinch District event, I had to stop by to see her new space.
I first met Brit back in 2013 at the Memphis Indie Holiday Market (I won a goodie basket that included one of her bud vases) and I’ve watched her business grow leaps and bounds over the last few years: Paper & Clay has been featured in New York Magazine, Design*Sponge, and most recently Southern Living Magazine (the dip-dye Danish Coffee Mugs are a fave). Her small-batch collections just get better and better.
Her growth has been strategic and steady but organic, so if you look at any of her social media feeds, you can see that while it’s carefully curated, there’s an underlying warmth to her captions and imagery. You can tell that she truly loves what she does.
Style-wise, Brit is influenced by Scandinavian + Mid-Century design, so her modern ceramic wares showcase gorgeous craftsmanship with a sweet nod to simpler times gone by. Given the level of detail that goes into her work, I knew that her design aesthetic would be reflected in her space as well: muted walls, wood furnishing, and drenched in natural light.
The natural light is so dreamy. Don’t you just love it?! Visit www.shoppaperandclay.com to see + shop the full collection.
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