Emerging Design: Raleigh designers turn pottery into wearable art

“It kind of feels like we made these necklaces by accident sometimes,” says Ali Gibbons. She and her partner, Scott Reinhard, started making the chunky porcelain and stonewear necklaces last September, not long after they moved from Chicago to Raleigh.

Gibbons is an established ceramicist and painter who worked for Renegade Craft Fair, which holds events across the U.S. and in London, and Reinhard is a graphic designer who worked at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. They moved here so that Reinhard could pursue a masters in graphic design from the College of Design at N.C. State University.