OAT | BIRD:

a limited release of exclusive products to support the growth of two pittsburgh makers

 
 

Artwork by Carla Weeks | Photos by Ben Filio | Printing by Bill Connelly

 
 
 

OAT | BIRD started as an inside joke between two ceramicists who spend a lot of time drinking coffee together, talking shop, commiserating and celebrating all the things that come along with running a small business, being artists and being humans. Elise of OATMEAL + Chelsea of BOMBABIRD ran along parallel but uncrossing paths for a while, unknowingly working out of a shared cooperative studio, selling at the same shops, and knowing some of the same people. Then, met for a blind coffee date and never looked back. We could go on and on about how much support we have given to one another, the shoulders to cry on, the long car rides and the cheerleading... and now we're moving in together. 

 
 
 
 

We will be sharing and building out a studio space to operate OATMEAL and BOMBABIRD independently but side by side, we'll be joining forces with OAT | BIRD to fundraise for the buildout and set up of a fresh new space with big windows, lots of potential and so many dreams. OAT | BIRD is a fun way of working together to make limited edition pieces to raise funds for a common goal of creating a dream workspace for each of us to grow our respective ceramic practices and businesses.

 
 
 
Our friend,      Carla Weeks      has graciously allowed us to use of one of her new Mojave desert structure line works for screen printed tote bags and hand dyed bandanas.

Our friend, Carla Weeks has graciously allowed us to use of one of her new Mojave desert structure line works for screen printed tote bags and hand dyed bandanas.

OATMEAL has found a strong love for using horsehair in her work and for this release, she’s create a very special black on black limited edition horsehair necklace using a black clay + black horsehair.

OATMEAL has found a strong love for using horsehair in her work and for this release, she’s create a very special black on black limited edition horsehair necklace using a black clay + black horsehair.

Each bandana is hand-dyed so the color of each ranges from deeper mauves to lighter tans. All unique and printed with Carla’s line work.

Each bandana is hand-dyed so the color of each ranges from deeper mauves to lighter tans. All unique and printed with Carla’s line work.

BOMBABIRD created a new glaze exclusively for this release – mimicking the texture of lava rock. There will be a limited quantity available and once they are gone, they are gone!

BOMBABIRD created a new glaze exclusively for this release – mimicking the texture of lava rock. There will be a limited quantity available and once they are gone, they are gone!

 
 
 

If you choose to support us, each purchase big or small will help us build out this brand new adventure. We are hoping to buy lumber to build work surfaces and shelving, do electrical work, and invest in our futures as makers by growing both our artistic practices and businesses.

 
 
Bandana
25.00
Tote
30.00
 
 

You have supported us since day one and we could not have taken this leap without you. It is honestly a dream to wake up and do what we love everyday let alone have a beautiful space to work in. We do not take your support lightly and hope to continue to push ourselves in the space to create work worth your time. We hope that one day soon we can invite you into the space so you can see what your support helped create.