Ohio native Tessa Clark was raised on fashion. Her mother instilled a love for fashion in her from a young age, and her passion continued to grow into adulthood after she began to collect fashion magazines in junior high school. Tessa received a bachelor’s of science degree in fashion design from DAAP of the University of Cincinnati before embarking on her professional career. Tessa is inspired by her rural Ohio upbringing by her father, a miller, and her mother, a potter. She created her womenswear line Grind and Glaze as an homage to the most influential people in her life. Tessa‘s designs are ethically crafted in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the line embodies a story of creativity, purpose, and imagination. She describes her aesthetic as minimal, elevated casual-wear and unrefined luxury.