As the world celebrates International Women's Day today, the team at Magenta can't help but celebrate! As a primarily female run company, with a roster of female artists, we can’t help but be inspired by the women we work with every day.
At Magenta, women are leaders, managing our sourcing and inventory, designing products, and forging Magenta's future, while our curated circle of artisans create work that delights our customers. We are proud to support so many creative women and are grateful to be a part of this community of empowerment.
International Women's Day is celebrated annually on March 8th, and has been happening for over a century with the first one beginning in 1911. It is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
We wanted to give you a look at some of the women that make up the creative energy of Magenta.
Magenta Design Team
The Magenta Design Studio is located East of San Francisco in Berkeley, California. Here, nine talented designers and one dog sketch, paint, illustrate, and develop forms, all while generating an absurd amount of output, including collection launches twice a year consisting of in house designs, as well as artist collaborations.
"I started screen printing on the thrown vessels in 2012 and that's when I had started working with the constellation pieces. This was mostly out of love for cartography, the love of maps.
I love the process of screen printing and the transfer of the image from paper, the translation fades a little bit and then transferring to the ceramics that fades a little bit too - each piece becomes unique in that process. Then using a stitch tool to mark a path against the night sky, and the elements of the gold highlight the stars"
Collection: Plant Life (COMING SOON!)
“For me, the important thing is a well designed, simple, functional
thing that is beautiful. Just because it is a kitchen item doesn't mean that
you have to compromise on style with everyday items. It changes the way
you feel when you are eating together and setting a nice table. A well
designed item makes a big difference”.
"I didn’t go to art school and have never had any real art classes. I believe that because I was truly uninformed, it allowed me to make and break my own rules. Because I was allowed so much creative freedom as a child, it made me think that anything was possible and I always knew that I would have some sort of creative career. I originally thought I wanted to be a graphic designer, but as I began doing that, everything started shifting towards technology and I quickly lost interest. I am a self diagnosed Luddite."
These ladies are wonderful and create gorgeous items