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Favorite material to work with: James: “I have a lot of experience with woodworking, but my personal favorites in terms of enjoyment are wheel-thrown ceramics and glass blowing. In general, Chelsea and I both prefer to work with natural materials such as wood, stone, glass, ceramics, and fibers. They are appropriate materials for the kinds of home goods that we make. We like having the flexibility to work in many different mediums, and there is an important relationship between what you are making and what it is made out of.” (Above: Grain's Grail cassoulet)