Maker We Love: Camp Copeland

Maker

Alyssa and Drew Kail

 

Tell our customers why your brand is the best 

We handcraft goods and decor to help you achieve a mindful home. We believe that your home should be a sanctuary that refreshes, revitalizes, and rebalances you from your day-to-day. We feed our hearts and minds through our senses, through how we use our interior space and decor, and through a healthy, balanced, sustainable and considered life at home. Our products are inspired by the Swedish concept of ‘lagom’, meaning “just enough”, and are sustainably made to last in order to elevate home goods from mass produced alternatives to future family heirlooms. From our Nourish line of glass spoon rests to our Spruce line of felted organizers and catchalls, each object we sell is a handmade piece of art for everyday living intended to help you create a mindful home that invigorates and inspires.

 

What's your story?

Although we’re both originally from Pittsburgh, we didn’t start working as artists until we moved to Portland, Oregon in 2006. In the 9 years we lived there, we began to investigate kiln formed glass, different printmaking techniques, traditional and experimental fiber arts, as well as ideas about mindfulness and the psychological effects our interiors have on our well being. In our opinion, Pacific Northwest design has a lot in common with Scandinavian and Japanese minimalist design. All embrace clean lines, simple shapes and natural materials. In studying Swedish and Japanese design, we became influenced by Lagom and the concept of Wabi-Sabi. When we moved to Braddock we decided to combine our love of making with our passion for mindfulness to create Camp Copeland Studio. The objects we sell have all been originally designed out of necessity in our own home. All of our products are created in small batches by the two of us in our Braddock studio space.

 

Neighborhood

Braddock

 

What product do we NEED to know and why?

Our Sfären block print series is very important, because it embraces all of our core values in regards to a mindful home. “Sfären” in Swedish means, “The Sphere”. A sphere is a universal symbol for wholeness, completion and respect. It represents the interrelationship of all things. The intent of our Sfären series is to create calm and focus through balance and form and embrace the relationship between the physical and the elemental. Finding harmony in these areas will help with achieving a mindful home.

 

In three words, why do you love Pittsburgh?

Bridges. Hills. Rivers.

 

How can people find out more about you?

Website: https://www.campcopeland.com/
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/campcopelandstudio
Instagram: @campcopeland
Facebook : @campcopeland
Tiktok: @campcopeland



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