The Makers


Bean and Bailey is a southern ceramics venture specializing in the production of small-batch functional porcelain pots. Our contemporary slip-cast ceramics address the needs for containing, serving, consuming, display, growing, and showing. We use colored porcelain slip to construct both subtly organic forms, as well as faceted vessels inspired by natural crystals and gems.

 Bean and Bailey Ceramics was started by Anderson Bailey and Jessie Bean. The two met at the Appalachian Center for Craft where they worked together in the glass studio. After college, they moved out west where they honed their skills as crafts people. After several years they moved back to Tennessee to try to make a living as full time artists. Though there was lots of dabbling in between, their mutual interests in process and aesthetics brought them together to create a product line of slip-cast functional wares. Bean and Bailey was born in 2013 with a passion to produce well designed objects at an affordable price that could be incorporated into everyday rituals. In 2018, Anderson died of brain cancer. Instead of closing the business, Jessie decided to focus on producing her favorite designs that Anderson created for Bean and Bailey with her own take on them.

All items are made in Chattanooga, TN in our small ceramic studio.  Please contact us if you would like to visit.

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