A note from Vivian Howard and Haand
Introducing the Vivian Howard & Haand Collection
This is not your grandma’s china. These are modern heirlooms curated by Vivian Howard, an expert in hospitality and deliciousness, and crafted by Haand, experts in handmade, modern design.
This collaboration grew out of the mutual respect and conviviality between Haand and Vivian Howard as we worked together over the years: first to provide many of the plates and serving pieces pictured in This Will Make it Taste Good, followed soon after by a full line of ware for Lenoir in Charleston, SC.
We know you will love these pieces, and we hope the memories created around them will be full of joy for years to come.
"I think of these dishes as like a really good cast iron skillet. You invest in it, keep it for years and pass it down."
Curated for Versatility
"The collection is so versatile. The saucer with the coffee cup is not just a saucer. It's a great cocktail party plate. The share plates are perfect for salad or dessert. It's what we put in front of every guest at Lenoir because everything we serve is family style."
- Vivian Howard
Introducing Buttermilk Pink
"A Pink glaze is hard. To make the color work, we pulled out all of the stops and the color we came up with is, in my opinion, perfect. It basically forces you to pick it up and feel it in your hands. The touchstones we talked about most were from the natural world- flowering tobacco (Nicotiana alata) native to eastern NC. This glaze is something to behold, and best viewed in person. And even if you aren’t a “pink person”, I bet you will like this color, too. It’s not a trendy shade of pink, it’s one that you will look in style decades from now. The name, Buttermilk Pink, is all Vivian, and like any good color name, it’s almost a haiku- I imagine a fresh pail of milk catching the reflected pink of sunrise and a farmer pausing to reflect on the beautiful way a quotidian thing can become sublime and extraordinary in the right light."
"I love the way it changes in the light. In some cases, it's this deep pink. In others, it's more of what I like to call buttermilk pink. It's so subtle. It's so neutral that it will look good in any kitchen."
- Vivian Howard
Vivian Howard & Haand
Explore the Full Collection
"If anything has encouraged me to buy more things made in the United States, it is this supply chain conundrum. These dishes might be the only thing you can get in time for Christmas."
- Vivian Howard
A truly delightful thing about any collaboration is to see your own work through your partner’s eyes. These sets are drawn from Vivian’s favorite Haand pieces, all of them performance tested at Lenoir Restaurant in Charleston, SC. Blended together through simple narratives: Dinner Party, Intimate Cocktail Party, etc. these are all perfect building blocks for yourself or as gifts.
These are beautiful, durable, sustainable and great for everyday but I'm using 3 as a decor. I love the pink as it brings out the femininity.
Now dinner feels special and I can't wait to eat on my new plates every night. Love the edges.