"The joining of people to eat, drink and be well with one another."
Convivial is a design and manufacturing company that labors over the creation of ceramic wares for the home, table, and garden categories. We are honored to have been creating handmade wares in the USA and providing retail and wholesale services since our start of 2014.
Founder & Lead Designer
Convivial began as a one woman show, wheel-throwing out of a home garage.
Convivial began in 2014 by our Founder & Lead Designer, Chentell Shannon. The company evolved in place, structure and process over years of company-built, boot-strapped growth. The Convivial studio was located in four various locations before establishing a more substantial space in the Historic West Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri.
Interested in reading more of Chentell's story and what led her to start Convivial?
Check out our Journal, Founder's Story to learn more.
We create the wares, you set the scene.
Our company was founded with three main goals.
To create handmade wares, designed in intention and form to spur on conviviality in customer’s lives.
To create handmade wares that were accessible in price, function and availability for gifting and everyday use.
To create hands-on, technical and craft jobs for creatives.
Handmade in the USA
Our processes began as wheel-thrown and has now have transitioned to utilizing traditional slip casting methods. Each piece is brought from dust to life through a seven days process by our team of creatives. Our process includes, in brief - clay mixing, casting, carving, cleaning, glazing, and kiln firing.
Beautiful. Functional. Timeless.