Magenta Blog

We LOVE seeing our products in local shops in our own neighborhood. Treehouse Green Gifts has carried Magenta for years. They have the most creative ideas with our products and even inspired one of our staff members to use our stein mugs as the favor at their party. If you're in the Berkeley area, stop by their shop and see our products in person. 
TGIF! It's a countdown to the end of the work week with a beautiful weekend ahead for all of us. Studio B's birch appetizer cheese set tells your guests that you want to have fun, but you're not stuffy about it either. When we're all sitting down watching the Dubnation continue on to the finals, dress up the cheese and crackers using this giftable set. If you're like a lot of us and you rely on someone else to set up the party, then gift your host or hostess with this set. It lets them know...
As Creative Director at Magenta, I have the good fortune to collaborate daily with our talented, ever-amazing artists and designers. It is inspiring, appropriately challenging (exploring new techniques and materials), and pretty darn rewarding as a daily vocation. I strive to support our artists' visions and goals, while also keeping an eye on production limitations and the ever-changing marketplace and economic climate. I am consistently reminded of the balance between art and "product" - how...
Whitney Smith has two events coming up next month. You can learn more about it on her website.  Solo Show: Roscoe Ceramic Gallery Month of May Opening: Friday May 6 473 25th Street Oakland, CA   Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival July 9 & 10 Palo Alto Art Center 1313 Newell Rd Palo Alto, CA  
We have had our exciting Lollipop Pottery collection for a little over a year. Fans of the collection buy them for unique gifts, hostess gifts, as well as bridal and baby showers. We don't like to play favorites, but we gravitate the most towards the birdhouse which can be so many different stories. Customers have used them for their first purpose of being a birdhouse and others simply have them as a conceptual art piece in their home.  Jessica and Tyson Geib spend each day happily working...
We love our Studio B collection and we're continually inspired when we visit Brenda's website to see what she's up to. Her "Burnt Offerings" piece reminds us of our birch collection and we're honored to work with someone so talented. 
Read Rae's latest blog about being inspired recently while in Tokyo! 
Organically shaped and hand-finished, this unique collection of black clay forms showcase artist Rae Dunn's wabi-sabi vision. Sourced from Yixing, in the Jiangsu province of eastern China, this distinctive clay receives its rich color from zisha, a purple sand common to this historical area. Strong and durable as stoneware, this clay has been used for centuries to make traditional teapots. A milky white glaze is sparingly hand-applied to each item, leaving some areas unglazed, adding a depth...
"Chrysanthemum" is Greek for the golden flower, which is fitting for this Studio B collection because by every hand-crafted Mum piece is detailed in 12k gold. From the footed bowls to the crudité trays, the delicately detailed yet strong image of the chrysanthemum flower shines through every piece. We're happy to showcase our beautiful Mum collection on its own exclusive page. Fans of Studio B's petal collection have gravitated towards mum. Leave us your feedback on what you love about this...
Whitney is having a spring sale on her site! Please visit her website to see her handmade pieces. Then come back and check out the beautiful pieces she has done for Magenta.  http://www.whitneysmithpottery.com/