Celebrating 10 Years
of Haand

Introducing Vespertine, Turmeric, and new Cloudware forms

Notes from co-founders Chris and Mark

Haand-iversary: Celebrating 10 years of Haand

Chris and I started Haand 10 years ago this summer. A lot has changed in our lives since then, we have each gotten married, had a child, bought homes, and gotten older, greyer and softer around the mid section. 

We have faced existential crises: blowing up a power transformer, a fire, clients have gone bankrupt and ghosted us, and in 2020 a pandemic that effectively eliminated 80% of our clients in the restaurant business. Money has always been tight and at the end of the month and after paying our employees there were often times when Chris and I didn’t pay ourselves. All that to say, we survived, grew up, and have some actual baseline for “worst case scenarios”.

Amazingly, we have remained close friends through everything, and our friendship has only grown stronger and deeper. We can rely on each other and read the room to know that sometimes we need to take 5 minutes to talk about Dungeons and Dragons or tell a funny story. 

We have gone from working out of a derelict house in the woods to working out of a hosiery factory. We have hired people who have become close friends and watched people go from knowing nothing about pottery to becoming experts. Our headcount has grown from 0 employees to now having 25. We love what we do. We love our employees and watching them grow in confidence as they hone their craft is an honor. 

We wanted to do something special to celebrate 10 years. The best way to do that in a way that reflects where we have come from and where we will go felt obvious- play the hits, baby! We have done Cloudware since day 1, and starting in June we are introducing two new forms that celebrate the blue and white swirled clay. In July, we are launching two new color options drawn from our archive on our Ripple Tableware. 

We started Haand knowing all along that we wanted to build something that continued after we retired. Here’s to 10 more years, and 10 more after that, and 10 more after that….

Mark Warren and Chris Pence, Co-Founders of Haand

New Colorways:
Vespertine + Turmeric

Two favorites from the Haand archive, available online for the first time

Old Favorites, Made New

Chris's Pick


Shop Vespertine

Mark's Pick


Shop Turmeric

New Cloudware

Meet the Cirrus Vase and Tapered Mug

Cloudware: part of the Haand story from the beginning

The Cloudware Tapered Mug

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The Cirrus Vase

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Thank you for being part of our story.

Here's to 10 more years, and 10 after that...