The common thread in Amanda Wright's pottery is simplicity and balance. Each of the traditional forms is charged with a modern spirit. The utilitarian art invites you to use each piece in daily life.
Inspired by the French “Art de Vivre,” Shujan created the Aplat Design Collection in homage to her family lifestyle in France, which involves daily rituals of sharing homemade food and wine. Combining her career in industrial design with her passion for the environment, her family, and the joy of giving, she has created products that are simply beautiful, thoughtfully crafted, and sustainably designed and made in San Francisco. Their origami design principle is inspired by the golden rectangle and highly engineered folds to create volume for infinite product creativity. Their patented design approach allows them to eliminate all hardware (no zippers, no buttons, no clasps) for superior quality and function to last generations.
A feisty eastcoster, and a Pratt alumnus she brings a love of clean lines to organic forms. The work is made in her studio on a seven-acre farm dating back to the early 1900s. When not creating artwork she hosts guests on the farm for lodging, food, and art experiences. Holly also works as the Director of Admissions for The Oxbow School in Napa. Oxbow is widely considered the best high school art program in the nation and has close ties to local wineries.