For the love of home with a commitment to fresh, innovative design, MacKenzie-Childs was born in 1983 in Aurora, New York, in the basement of Wallcourt Hall, a building built that in 1909 as a dormitory for an all-girls prep school. Several years later, MacKenzie-Childs moved to their present-day headquarters just up the road on a tranquil Victorian farm overlooking Cayuga Lake. Their designers and artisans have created beautiful products that add joy and grace to homes throughout the world. Colorful, handmade ceramics, enamelware, glassware, furniture, and home accessories define their collection.

Made By Hand

From plates to planters, teapots to tureens, MacKenzie-Childs designs are alive with individuality. Each piece created by their artisans holds the surprise and joy of the unexpected. Layer upon layer of artistry applied by hand to every inch of surface is their hallmark. And it's what makes every MacKenzie-Childs creation an original. Each handcrafted piece has a unique signature of its own and no two pieces are identical; this is the beauty of their handcrafted ceramics and home furnishings. An artisan's stamp or mark shows his or her contribution to each piece.

Our works of functional art are formed using traditional techniques. Although the process takes time, it ensures that every piece is as individual as the wildflowers that grace our meadows.

Each piece is hand-painted and no two are exactly alike. Our pottery decorators mix their own colors, resulting in slight variations. Brush strokes also vary, so you will see the artisan’s “hand” in the work.

Each piece begins with the most natural and individual of materials: clay. Molded by hand, machine-pressed, or slip cast, the formed clay is fired up to three times, hand-glazed, and decorated. The process is time consuming and takes the special skill of artisans trained in age-old crafts.


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