When Mitdbo makes a custom piece for a client she may include some of their personal belongings. “Memor is designed to be a collaborative studio,” she says; her most recent collaboration — which is featured in these images — is with ceramicist Rachel Saunders, whom Mitdbo long admired for her reusing and repurposing of vintage home wares. “I approached her with the idea of incorporating her shards or unusable ceramics to create something new using my process,” Midtbo says, “and the collaboration grew from there.” Fragmented, would-be discarded pieces of ceramics in muted greens and terracotta are given new life against the natural clay of the vessels. After a sold-out response to their debut collection, the pair are launching a second this summer.
“What I enjoy most about Memor is the people it connects me with,” Midtbo says, “people all over the world and in my own community.”