About GRAMMAR

Brand Story

GRAMMAR is a studio based, ceramic jewelry line, inspired by the need to slow down the apparel industry. Designing for versatility, GRAMMAR provides customers with distinctive, timeless, lightweight pieces that are intended to be worn often, becoming wardrobe staples for years to come.


What we choose to wear is tied to our values and individuality. In a world of mass consumption and over production, GRAMMAR holds to the tradition of making something by hand, in small batches, designing for conscientious people who are passionate about leading ethical lives, while supporting small businesses. 

 

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Artisan & Architecture Inspired

Artisan made by founder and designer, Sarah Abend, pieces are individually handcrafted out of ceramic clay. Ceramics is a centuries old technique and is chosen as a material, because it is still one of the most natural, beautiful and durable options available today.

Pieces are hand cut, assembled and produced in small batches in Michigan, while sourcing most raw material regionally. Customers are encouraged to care for their pieces by cleaning, repairing and servicing pieces as needed, by sending them in to GRAMMAR.

Many of the designs are inspired by buildings on the campus of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, designed by architect Minoru Yamasaki.

 

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Sarah Abend


founder/designer/maker

After studying fashion, metalsmithing & sculpture, in Detroit, Michigan, Sarah sought a way to combine her skills into something that could be shared and used personally. The result is a jewelry line that focuses on simple forms that communicate a distinctive, refined statement.

"Visual things that we're attracted to communicate our innermost self and identity.  This idea is at the heart of GRAMMAR."