Behind The Atitlán Collection
Handmade in Guatemala
The Story Behind bunglo's NEW Ceramic Collection
Ceramics drying on the artisan work space roof... Love the stories behind these handmade pieces!
While traveling in Guatemala, I met a group of artisans that made ceramics using their native peacock painting technique.
They work alongside Lake Atitlán, over looking the color villages with a volcanic mountains in the background.
I spent the afternoon designing modern bath ceramics using turquoise, peach, navy and orange. I wanted to use their traditional peacock painting forms with a modern edge, just for your mid century chic vanity.
Having taken ceramic classes my whole life, I've always dreamt of turning my designs into a collection.
I've never been the best with making pieces on the wheel (AKA lopsided)... I ultimately looked forward to painting the pieces at the end :) You know me - not your paint by numbers girl - more like your messy abstract painter. I was excited to be working with molds this time around!
I had a blast using their color palette to create modern bathroom decor. As a new collection to bunglo, it took almost an entire year to get these into production! I love the ever changing landscape of my job and endless opportunities to learn!