Insider Information | Fathom & Form
We’re thrilled to have San Francisco-based, independent jewelry line Fathom & Form as a new arrival at Circle and Square. We recently got the chance to sit down with co-owners Christopher Baas and Carleigh Wamberg to get some insider information on their work and process.
Be sure to check out the complete Fathom & Form collection. Read on for more on these dynamic designers.
When did you start making jewelry?
A little over a year ago
What’s your favorite part of the design and creation process?
In the design process, we are able to spend a lot of time exploring the visual world. There are so many exciting things happening outside of our studio space that we get to respond to. For this collection, it was architecture and geometry. I don’t think we’re completely finished looking at these things, so I’m sure these themes will still emerge in the next collection, but we have been talking a lot recently about what we want to explore next, and that in itself is exciting to me.
Where did you learn how to make jewelry?
We learned how to design through a very intensive education at California College of the Arts. It’s a type A of school that will ask you to do something that you have no idea how to do. You have to figure things out quickly. That prepared us to learn everything we needed to know in a quick amount of time. It was a humbling experience.
Take us through what a normal day at ‘the office’ looks like.
Normal and routine hardly exist in our day-to-day life. But a few things happen every day… Coffee, emails, coffee…..
Where are your favorite places in San Francisco to eat?
Pizzetta & Gracias Madre
What are some milestones that your company has hit so far, and where would you like to be in one year?
We’re both are eager to expand Fathom & Form’s studio outside of our apartment! We’re striving for a real studio space with some extra hands to help with all the time-consuming and tedious work. We’re eager to focus more of our time and energy on designing.
What is your inspiration?
Carleigh: Interior architecture, aerial photography, materiality, travel and nature.
Christopher: Architecture, late night delirium, Johnny Walker (for the better or worse), Iris van Herpen, Prodigy and Chris Habana
What’s your favorite part of owning your own business?
Walking into the “business line” at the bank and having a banker ask if we’re in the wrong line.