Two Warm Hands:
the journey of a craftswoman
Soulful Stoneware by Miya Valmadre-McCrae. Dishwasher, oven, microwave safe.
Life is exquisite.
If you've felt this, you’re probably listening to your heart. It’s always there guiding you to the best of places. Keep following it all the way I say!
Hello, and welcome to Two Warm Hands 2016.
I’ve received a heart-warming and inspiring response to my work and I thank you for encouraging me to bring Two Warm Hands online.
TABLEWARE & DECOR
The collection is dishwasher and oven safe, designed and handcrafted by me in the old substation art studios in Brisbane, Australia.
The entire range has been designed to stand alone as individual pieces, or be mixed and matched to create an array of outstanding table setting options.
Attention to detail is given to the quality, aesthetic and feel of every piece so the subtle beauty of form, texture, functionality and the occasional addition of surface design can shine.
Stoneware clay is a type of ceramics that is stronger than many other clays. It is high firing and perfect for functional, durable tableware and décor. I love stoneware for its strength and its varied textural, visual and earthy qualities.
TWO WARM HANDS BACKGROUND
Since I can remember I’ve always felt lightning bolts of excitement when creating something I can use. I was drawn to clay through my love of natural materials that can be formed into beautiful, useful objects.
I studied Fine Art and Education at university and Two Warm Hands was born in order to create a way of life that could harness and share my talents and passions.
The conception and entire first year of the business was dedicated to perfecting one set of plates that performed aesthetically and functionally in a three hatted restaurant in Brisbane.
Since then, I continue to build on that valuable knowledge to create the current and upcoming range of tableware and decor collections available.
Sustainability is at the heart of Two Warm Hands. Pottery is a slow process by nature, and aligns beautifully with a slow living philosophy. I’m excited that this is connecting me with individuals and businesses who value sustainable practices, local produce and Australian handmade design.
All materials and packaging (no plastics) are made and purchased locally.
All the work is made in small batches, in one location – Brisbane.
As Two Warm Hands grows, I’m excited to fine-tune sustainable practices in all aspect of the business.
Thank you for your interest in this work, and for bringing it into the lives of others who may love it. I’m inspired by your support and hope my work excites you and your valued community and loved ones.
Photos by Rose Hewartson