Grind and Glaze is a luxury womenswear line made from the heart. Inspired by her rural upbringing, founder and designer Tessa Clark transcends the modern fashion label by refining traditional staples, like the apron, to create a collection of sustainably-made, all-occasion pieces. Raised by a self-taught ceramicist and a hard-working miller, the grinding of grain and the glazing of pottery intersects with wabi sabi aesthetics to reimagine simple statements in an entirely new way.
The emerging designer attended the University of Cincinnati's Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning school and acquired impressive experience interning for Marchesa and VPL in New York City, in addition to working at Michelle Boor Paris-Vienna in Paris, France. After earning her Bachelors of Science in Fashion Design, she established herself as an integral part of the team at Idlewild, a high-end womenswear boutique located in the heart of Cincinnati's Historic Over The Rhine community—and the home of Grind and Glaze's first collection.
Tessa was a cast member on Season 17 on Bravo's Project Runway.
All Grind and Glaze collections are produced by Sew Valley.