Waylande Gregory was a master in the world of ceramics. He is internationally known for his sculptural works, his fine decorative accessories as well as for his many technical achievements in the field.
Early in his career, owner (and great-grandnephew of Waylande Gregory) Bryan Downey was the New Designer buyer for storied Texas based retailer Tootsies. While on a buying trip to Paris, the discovery of a young clothing brand with potential lead Bryan and Tootsies owner Mickey Rosmarin to start an American fashion distribution company to market and distribute the collection.
Changing course to the home decor world, Bryan Downey and Mickey Rosmarin re-launched the eponymous ceramics collection of Bryan’s great-grand uncle, famed ceramic sculptor Waylande Gregory. Fusing their background in fashion to the home design world, the brand was launched at the NYC showroom of European fashion powerhouse AEFFE. The company’s fine re-editons and modern interpretations soon found a cult following among the worlds best retailers, designers, and shelter publications including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Barneys NY, Elle Decor, Architectural Digest and many others.