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 designs using traditional craft methods.
Pence’s extensive accounting and pottery backgrounds paired with Warren’s education from the Penland School of Crafts creates the thoughtful company that is Haand. At Haand, each piece is created in an efficient, low waste environment committed to using as few impactful resources as possible, using rainwater, sunlight, and re-using their clay scraps whenever possible.
Haand’s aesthetic can be described as ‘farmhouse futuristic’. You’ll often see simple, highly functional pieces that allow the user to create a narrative. Haand’s products are durable heirlooms designed to be used every day throughout the home. Each piece is designed by Mark Warren and crafted by hand in Eli Whitney, NC at the Haand workshop by a small team of dedicated makers.
Haand strives to create comfortable products for everyday use – products that reflect Haand’s respect for historic manufacturing processes and craftsmanship as well as Haand’s interest in contemporary design and production methods. Mark and Chris started Haand because they believe an object made with care and intention will positively impact the object’s user every time it is touched. It is with this same care and intention that every piece is thought up, sketched, designed, molded, poured, glazed, fired and polished.