Haand began in 2012 when childhood friends Chris Pence and Mark Warren decided to start a company together with the goal of designing and producing high quality modern porcelain designs using traditional craft methods. They strive to create comfortable products for everyday use that reflect their respect for historic manufacturing processes and craftsmanship, as well as their interest in contemporary design and production methods. Pence and Warren believe an object made with care and intention will positively impact the object’s user every time it is touched.
Haand products are all made of lead-free, food-safe porcelain fired to 2300 F, and all are dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator safe. Designed and made by hand in a workshop in Eli Whitney, NC, Haand products have slight variations in color and texture that are a natural results of this process and should be celebrated as indicators of the piece’s transition from raw material to final product.