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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...
Sustainable Rugs
At Haand we have a deep understanding of the hard work and dedication it takes to produce handmade goods sustainably in the 21st century, so we’re always excited when we come across like minded crafters like CICIL in our own...
Design Story: Stormware
I grew up about a block away from the ocean in Northeast Florida, and weather patterns were a major part of my life as a youngster. Hurricanes brought huge waves to surf, calm summer days brought a hellish miasma of...
Meet Christoper Kerr-Ayer
Christopher Kerr-Ayer grew up in rural Vermont and began working with glass at a young age when he was a junior in high school. He learned and refined his craft as a glass blower working in studios of renowned glass...
Design Story: Haand Glassware
Haand has been playing with the idea of creating a glassware line for a long time. Glass shares many similarities to pottery: both are formed in heat, and both have been key building blocks of culture throughout history. Take a...
Vivian Howard Blueberry BBQ Recipe
Chef Vivian Howard brings fruity and spicy flavors to Lenoir's extra-smoky chicken wings during this episode of No-Recipe Road Trip with The Try Guys on Food Network. How many Vivian Howard + Haand pieces can you spot her using in...
The Secret to the Wedding Gifting
by Michelle Perry for Haand When I asked close friends what the best wedding gift they received was, responses included everything from a personalized cheese board and everyday dinner plates, to a set of glasses from a company local to...
Meet the Founders of Trufflin
Meet the founders of Trufflin Cornelious Robinson and Liv Woudstra-Robinson. Their truffles may be French, but their hustle is 100% New York grit. Liv hails from the South of France, where her family’s got a long history with truffles (and...
What is a Truffle?
Everyone knows that truffles are special, now let’s find out why... A truffle is a type of mushroom - not to be confused with a chocolate truffle - that grows underground and is amongst one of the rarest, therefore priciest...
Haand-iversary Glazes: Vespertine & Turmeric
  When we started making plates for restaurants in 2014, we also began to create custom glaze colors for our clients to help them flesh out the design of their spaces. When honing in on a color, we would often...
10 Days of Instagram Giveaways
To celebrate 10 Years of Haand, we are giving away some of our favorite pieces, both new and old. Over 10 days we'll be highlighting the 10 key products below that have helped shape the brand over the years and...
10 Years of Cloudware
It will be 10 years this summer since Chris and I started Haand. We have done many different styles and colors since then, but something that has been in production from the very beginning is Cloudware. Cloudware is unique to...
Meet Mark's Mom - Sherrie Warren
This year for Mother’s Day, and in anticipation of our 10 Year Anniversary starting June 10th, we thought it would be fun to share the perspective of two very important people in Haand’s story: our moms, Sherrie Warren (Mark’s mom)...
Meet Chris's Mom - Barbara “Fluff” Pence
This year for Mother’s Day, and in anticipation of our 10 Year Anniversary starting June 10th, we thought it would be fun to share the perspective of two very important people in Haand’s story: our moms, Sherrie Warren (Mark’s mom)...
What is "Haandmade"?
As a person who thinks and expresses best with their hands active, it’s fitting or expected that I can have a hard time using my words to explain just what it is we do here at Haand.  It is a...
Cloudware Matching Mug Giveaway
We can think of two great ways to warm up a winter day: catching up with a friend and sipping a hot drink from your favorite mug. That's why we're giving away a pair of 8oz Cloudware Mugs, one for...
Little Green Dress Everyday Condiment
Vivian Howard offers “Hero” recipes in her cookbook This Will Make it Taste Good. These heroes are designed to be simple condiments that you can make at home to make meals extra flavorful. LITTLE GREEN DRESS EVERYDAY CONDIMENT Makes 2 cups...