Walk into the spacious studio of ceramicist, artist, and home goods designer Jill Rosenwald, and you'll be transported into an artist's playground. Paint brushes, swatches, projects in various stages of completion, a pottery wheel and worn-in kiln, and rows of colorful hand-crafted vases litter the sun-splashed space. A thin layer of grey clay dust blankets the entirety of the white room and all of its contents. It's the epitome of organized chaos and a true testament to how far this artist has come since illegally selling her work on the streets of New York City. Jill's studio is the first that greets visitors at 369 Congress Street, home to an aged 10-story warehouse in Boston's Fort Point neighborhood. Beyond you'll find the offices of photographer Sarah Winchester, interior designer and blogger Erin Gates, and graphic designer Jessica Sutton. It was Jill and her husband—fellow ceramicist Lawrence McRae—who discovered the venue and she who recruited the other creative forces to move in. Her studiomates would all agree that Jill is the sort of ring-leader among them, lending support, encouraging collaboration, and offering advice. Advice any aspiring artist or entrepreneur would be lucky to get, considering Jill has been at work, developing and growing her brand for the past two decades. Since landing her first large sale to luxury national department store Neiman Marcus in the early 90s, Jill's business has continued to grow and her vibrant artwork has been featured on the pages of style magazines like Glamour, InStyle, House Beautiful, Oprah Magazine, and Better Homes and Gardens. She has since expanded into designing fabrics, pillows, and our personal favorites, chic, budget-friendly area rugs. Today, this down-to-earth artist, wife, and mother of two offers readers a peek into her life and career, with a dash of humor to boot. Full name: Jill Rosenwald Year that you started Jill Rosenwald Studio: 1996 Educational background: Hamilton College
|Technique: Flat woven; Hand woven||Primary Pattern: Geometric|
|Primary Color: Blue||Material: Wool|
|Reversible: Yes||Country of Manufacture: India|
Questions & Answers
The mission of Surya Rugs is to provide the best value to customers with color, design, quality and price. They are very passionate about their line of work and view the success of clients as their top priority.
Over the past 25 years, Surya has gained an internationally renowned reputation as an innovator, cutting-edge designer, manufacturer, and top source of hand-made area rugs. Surya was established in 1976 and today is one of India 's leading producers of fine hand-knotted, hand-tufted and flat-woven rugs. Their products have been sold in the USA since 1976 at well respected department and specialty stores.
SURYA Inc. was incorporated in 1986 and, since its inception; it has grown to become one of this nation's premier hand-made area rug suppliers covering all of North America . The company has firmly established its name in the industry and is known for its quality, value, dedication and innovation.
To ensure top quality and on-time delivery, Surya has vertically integrated the entire manufacturing process - from twisting the woolen yarn to the finished products. The company is responsible for its own spinning, dyeing, weaving, and finishing, where strong traditions of quality rug making have existed for generations.
Surya uses the best raw material available in the world for the production of their rugs. They are proud members of 'Wools of New Zealand.'
From design concept through production, a Surya family member is involved making sure that the highest standards being met at each level.
With such high fashion in an affordable rug category, Surya has truly created a new category of rugs to be used as accessories or "Decorative Rugs". Surya's rugs are designed for the consumer with discriminating taste in styles ranging from Traditional to Transitional from Contemporary to Tribal.
Surya works with top designers and constantly update their designs and color palettes to match and set the trends in design and fashion for the home.
With its strong focus on product development and innovative manufacturing techniques, Surya continues to push the boundaries of color and design.