Rainwater Farm + McQueen Pottery

Posted on May 06, 2015 by Kathleen Souder | 0 comments

I was eight years old when Rainwater Farm was founded, and it wasn't long after when I started tagging along with mom to every single craft fair or arts festival. Weekends at these fairs were spent helping out at the booth, but I'd take the chance to escape so I could visit the booths of other craftsmen and artisans: potters, woodworkers, textile artists, jewelry makers. Looking back, I realize I was immersed in the "maker" community long before this term re-entered the hipster vocabulary, and feel lucky to have been exposed to so much beautiful handcrafted work from across the region. 
Now that I'm back in the family business, one of the first things I wanted to do was start a series of limited-edition collaborations between Rainwater Farm and some of our very favorite local artisans. So it goes without saying that I am so excited to announce the launch of our very first with Leanne Moe McQueen of McQueen Pottery. Mom and I have loved Leanne's work for years now, and her pieces grace the cabinets and shelves of our home. Her dishware is simple, organic, and minimal, and has already taken our region by storm.  For our collaboration, Leanne created a limited-edition soap dish in both white and stone ceramic and we've packed it in a handmade, reclaimed wooden box by yet another Maryville craftsperson. We think these sets would make a lovely gift for any occasion, and can be purchased here on our website



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