Lauren Ytterbom + Anna Núñez | Ceramics Collaboration
On April 27th, Lauren Ytterbom and I will be launching a limited collection of ceramics that I could not be more excited to share about! It’s a collaboration which has allowed my drawings and paintings to now live on the surfaces of Lauren’s pieces.
In celebration of our collection - and the launch event that will be held at Yield Work Shop on the 27th in St. Augustine, FL - I wanted to offer some insight on our project by documenting and sharing about the plans and creative processes that we worked through in order to bring this limited collection of Lauren Ytterbom x Anna Núñez Ceramics to life!
Flyer below - we would be so happy to see you there!
Backstory and Process:
Near the end of 2018, I got an email from Lauren Ytterbom - who’s name and work I knew and admired - with the idea to participate in some kind of collaboration. I jumped at the opportunity and offered up examples of my work in fine art.
To quote Lauren directly, “I think we were both a little unsure of what exactly would unfold- but we were both curious and eager to explore the process” (the process of combining her work in ceramics with my abstract paintings and drawings).
In the months to follow, we brainstormed back and forth, working through visions and ideas for the ways that our art could compliment one another.
It was such a fluid process of communication, with emails full of exclamation points and anticipation for what we hoped to make together. I’m so thankful for the glimpse that it gave me into the power of collaboration in the arts community.
Leading up to the weekend that I would spend with Lauren in her studio (about 5 hours away from my home), I took a creative retreat to Jacksonville, FL with Jesús, and spent much of my time there imagining the sort of drawings that could live on the surfaces of Lauren’s work, while Lauren designed and crafted our vessels.
In the meantime, we settled on a group of functional ware to make up the collection: plates, tumblers, bowls and mugs. All of which are food safe and ready to welcome home.
We even made plans for a batch of tumblers to double as candles (!!!!) - with three unique scents that were made and hand poured right in St. Augustine, FL by Yield Design Co.
I’m so thankful that we were able to have Yield as a part of this collaboration - not only with the inclusion of their candles, but also as the hosts of our collection in real life. On the evening of April 27th, we’ll be celebrating our official launch with an event at Yield Work Shop in St. Augustine from 6-9 pm!
The experience of working alongside Lauren was an absolute honor. I’m super grateful that I recieved the opportunity to become friends through this process, learn from Lauren, and walk forward with new perspectives and refreshed inspiration!
Thank you so much for following along with the process that led to the creation of Lauren and my collection! We hope to see you on the 27th!
If you have any further questions about the pieces, what you read or saw in this post, or our upcoming event - please leave them in the comments section below! I’ll happy get back to you there.
Here’s to community, and more collaborations to come!