Behind The Atitlán Collection

Handmade in Guatamala

The Story Behind bunglo‘s NEW Ceramic Collection

Modern Guatemala Bath Ceramics
Ceramics drying on the artisan work space roof… Love the stories behind these handmade pieces!

While traveling in Guatemala, I met a group of artisans that made ceramics using their native peacock painting technique.

They work alongside Lake Atitlán, over looking the color villages with a volcanic mountains in the background.

Lake Atitlán
View of Lake Atitlán, endless beauty!

I spent the afternoon designing modern bath ceramics using turquoise, peach, navy and orange. I wanted to use their traditional peacock painting forms with a modern edge, just for your mid century chic vanity.

How It's Made
The small artisan group has been passing their skills down for generations, creating many jobs for their local community; providing working wages and benefits. They have a beautiful view of the lake through the windows too!

Having taken ceramic classes my whole life, I’ve always dreamt of turning my designs into a collection.

Modern Ceramics
Each modern ceramic piece from our collection is made from a mold

I’ve never been the best with making pieces on the wheel (AKA lopsided)… I ultimately looked forward to painting the pieces at the end 🙂 You know me – not your paint by numbers girl – more like your messy abstract painter. I was excited to be working with molds this time around!

Modern Color Wheel
Color palette while working on designs

I had a blast using their color palette to create modern bathroom decor. As a new collection to bunglo, it took almost an entire year to get these into production! I love the ever changing landscape of my job and endless opportunities to learn!

Checkout the finished designs and shop the Atitlán collection here.

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