In 2008 Tabbatha Henry launched her Vermont based ceramics company from a passion that started as a child. She can remember her first sculpture, an ice cream sundae, followed closely by a pair of owls on a log, both of which are still in her collection!
Tabbatha studied ceramics in earnest during college, then spent the next 10 or so years honing her technical skills during studio exchanges and work studies in private and community studios. Finally, after learning a ton through sheer trial and error she yearned for serious feedback and aesthetic criticism. She went back to school and received her MFA from the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2005. She then moved back to Vermont and opened Tabbatha Henry Designs.
The goal is to create inspiring designs infused with nature, crafted with integrity. Her pieces are inspired by the winter landscape in Vermont. The ever-changing subtleties of light and shadows and the resulting shapes and patterns are a constant source of awe. Hiking through the woods and noticing the intricacies of the moss, the composition of leaves fallen on the ground now covered with frost, dark branches against the grey sky as they splay out from the trees, or the path of the half frozen river…after having seen these things a million times, somehow it is always new and magical, as if for the first time.
The influence of nature in this way, along with her love for the simple clean lines of Scandinavian design, inspires Tabbatha to make beautiful objects that even the most discerning animal would have in its den.
Each piece is made by hand in Tabbatha's Vermont studio. Assisted by Cadence Shae they cast, decorate, fire, and ship from an old grist mill, overlooking an ever-changing river in Northern Vermont.