I’ve made this rattle for a little contest we had in my wheel-throwing class, which theme was “baby’s best ceramic gift”, at the occasion of the royal baby birth. The requirement was that it was a wheel-thrown baby themed object. I decided to make some rattles for the parents to play with the newborn. It was a nice puzzle to figure out how to make these, specially the glazing. They are fully wheel-thrown in two pieces each, and filled with […]
Duo of ceramic flower vases wheel-thrown in a creamy earthenware clay and hand-painted with a light blue semi-transparent slip, covered with transparent glaze. Textured on the top with relief stripes.
This bottle was crafted to hold a great artisan cachaça I brought from my last trip to Brazil. This cachaça was crafted by the owner of a small restaurant at Costa da Lagoa in Floripa and he gave it to me as a keepsake of our lunch after the trekking that got us there. As he didn’t have any bottle he gave it to me in some anonymous plastic water bottle and I thought it deserved some better packaging. This […]
These mini-pots were created to help the propagation of plants. As some plants are easily propagated my cuttings, I created a small dish that holds the cutting above a pot which is filled with water. The reason for this is that the roots will develop through the contact with water, but they are also sensible to light, so this dish will create the perfect separation between the needs of the roots and the needs of the leafs. The other tiny […]
For this sugar bowl my inspiration came from japanese design for the simple lines and the light feel of the handle. This is a earthenware piece decorated with colored slip covered with transparent glazing and sgraffito details on the handle.
I’ve been experimenting a lot with clay in all forms and methods lately. One technique that I find very interesting and easy to do when you don’t have an atelier is the pinch bowl technique. It is one of the oldest technique humankind uses for clay moulding. The pressions your fingers put into the clay get printed in the material, giving a result that is very dynamic and humble. I find that the use of colors on the surface can […]
In July 2012 I have taken a crash-course of introduction to porcelain. I have experimented with paper clay and slip casting. Here are the results of this love at first sight. Series of casted bowls with a surface treatment through the use of lacquer, blowtorch, coffee grounds and liquid porcelain. I have also experimented with the effects of the addition of seeds to the paper clay. When they are in the oven they explode creating some very interesting […]