Haand Blog

Return from Penlandia
From the desk of Anna Rooney, Community Manager Today is my first day back in the workshop after two weeks at Penland School of Craft. Many of you know that Haand was founded shortly after our co-founder Mark Warren (my...
Farewell, for now, Stormware
It's time to say goodbye to our moodiest products: the gray and white swirls of Stormware. Stormware was inspired by Mark's childhood on the Northeastern Florida coast, watching swirls of grey and white thunderstorms move in while he was out...
Looking Forward, Looking Back: Mark's Spring Journal Entry
It’s a bit late to be officially reflecting on the previous year, but I have always felt like Spring is when the year feels the freshest and newest, and seeing the first glimmers of that here in NC has inspired...
Spiced Peach Coffee: Origins and Brewing
Haand's exclusive Spiced Peach Coffee is a collaboration with Black & White Roasters, in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Black and White Coffee Roasters is the brainchild of two US Barista Champions. Founded in 2017, Kyle and Lem were inspired by the...
Meet Mike Newins
  We worked closely with Mike Newins of Make Nice to design the best planter stand possible- which was not hard at all with someone as talented as Mike. Mike Newins (they/he) is an American designer making hand-crafted modern furniture...
It's Almost Wedding Season!
Nationally wedding season is considered late spring through early fall but here in NC we have two distinct wedding seasons. The first begins in spring when the last grain of green pollen has floated away and ends in early summer...
Meet Registry Couple Emily & Kevin
  Get to know our registry couples and why they chose Haand. Kevin and I met back in high school through mutual friends but didn’t start dating until college, just before the pandemic. We spent lockdown in a COVID bubble...
Meet Registry Couple Thomas & Gerardo
Get to know our registry couples and what Haand products mean to them. Thomas is a North Carolina native who relocated to the DC region in 2015 and has been working for a bank. Gerardo, originally from Venezuela, immigrated to...
Silk & Willow
Shellie and Jay Pomeroy are the husband and wife duo behind Silk & Willow. Shellie is the founder, creative director, textile artist, and tastemaker of the brand. Together with Jay, a former music industry executive, they offer innovative thinking, dedication,...
Mystery Box Example: All Matte White Extra Large
"Trust Us- You’re In Good Haands", our extra large Mystery Box… 15 - 20 pieces of handmade tableware at our lowest prices.
Mystery Box Example: Just Decor - Large
This mystery box example has 14 pieces. We call this the “Large” size (“You’ll ‘Kiln’ For It), and this one is all decor! Shop Mystery Boxes
Mystery Box Example: All Matte White - Medium
Wondering what you’ll find inside? Here’s a sample of what a mystery box *might* have in it if you choose an “OOPS! All Matte White” in a medium size (“An A-Glaz-Ing Deal”) for $125. Every box will be different. Ready...
Mystery Box Example: Mixed - Small
Thinking of ordering one of our mystery boxes? Here’s an example of what you might find in our small size box (“Dip Your Toes”) if you choose “Mixed Pieces”. Shop Mystery Boxes
Adding Haand Pieces to Your Registry
Adding to The Knot: 1. Login to your Knot account 2. Navigate to the “your registry” page 3. At the bottom of that page you’ll find a red “Add to the Knot” button 4. Click and drag the “Add to...
Ripple, Skali or Both?
Here at Haand we offer two different yet complimentary tableware collections - Ripple and Skali. As you make your tableware selections it’s helpful to understand the differences between them and why you might choose one style over the other or...
5 Step Guide To Selecting Tableware
Building your tableware wedding registry can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start but with the right guidance it’s actually a lot of fun! Chris Pence, co-founder of Haand shared this step-by-step guide to help you make your...
Benevolence Farm
Benevolence Farm was built on the premise of mercy and sincere belief in second chances. Their program provides a transitional employment and living program for women leaving North Carolina prisons. They recognize that change must come from within, but can...
Capture the Soul of Your Holidays
Capture the Soul of Your Holidays with Haand Serving Pieces Regardless of what holidays you’ll be celebrating this season, heartwarming, hearty meals are likely to be shared. Holiday meals are unique in that they are mostly served on platters and...
Is Dirt Sustainable?
It is if it's Good Dirt! You know how much we like to work with our hands and we know many of you do too, especially when it comes to your gardens. So we thought you'd appreciate an introduction to...
Tapered Mugs
This is one of my favorite styles of mug, but a surprisingly hard shape to inject any “soul” into. Everyone has (or had) dozens of mugs with a similar form as these laying around from an Ikea shopping spree, and...
#Haandplated Voting
Review all of our #haandplated entries and vote for your favorite below! One vote per email address. The winner is the photo with the most votes, so lean on your mom, cousins, friends, your coworker’s aunt… you get the idea. Voting closes...