The Scope’s Designers
Katie Ridley Murphy
At the peak of Arabia Mountain in Atlanta, Georgia, designer Katie Ridley Murphy is often foraging for her next treasure — sticks that strike her artistic sensibility (sun-bleached, peculiar etchings), before replicating each one’s distinct formation in porcelain imported from Barcelona. Through a subtractive carving technique and glaze firing, Murphy slowly reveals each sculpture’s distinct character.
The eccentric elegance of Pavlovits’s glass pieces is what he believes preserves the age-old craft for the next generation. “It’s challenging, because people see colorless glass and think of their grandma,” he explains. “But I accept the challenge and try to keep things edgy and take that stigma away from the material.” Highlights of Pavlovits’s collection for the modern millennial include a scalloped edge bowl inspired by a Venus flytrap, as well as a vase meant to evoke the sight of a flower frozen in time.