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The San Francisco home-goods brand St. Frank takes its new tabletop collection in an unexpected direction. 

Plates are handmade from black clay, or barro negro, from the state of Oaxaca in Southern Mexico.

 

A new tabletop collection may be a natural next step for San Francisco-based home-goods brand St. Frank, but the clay dinnerware, handblown glassware and handforged serveware is far from predictable.

Taking a breather from pattern and color, founder Christina Bryant incorporated a neutral palette with the same focus on craftsmanship. Made by four different artisan groups across Mexico, the range of red clay serving platters, ironwood cheese boards, volcanic glass tumblers and more pairs beautifully with the brand’s textiles. “Entertaining is central to the St. Frank home,” says Bryant.

One occasion worth celebrating will be the opening of St. Frank’s first L.A. store this fall. Dubbed The Hacienda, the store, says Bryant, is “inspired by an adobe-style home with Mexican influence that embodies a Southern California aesthetic,”

 

Originally published in the October issue of Silicon Valley

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