For this project I have developed a methodology to insert cultural identity elements into ceramic plates designed to the tourism market of my hometown, Florianópolis in Brazil. The goal was to deliver the visitors keys to know more about the material and immaterial cultural heritage of the city through a complete gastronomic experience. This project had three phases: research of the city icons and graphic translation of these icons into patterns, design of the plate and conception of the packaging.
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 […]
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.