This medium white vessel by Enriqueta Cepeda was handmade using pinching and coiling methods. Embracing the natural imperfections, the artist enjoys using her hands to achieve organic forms. The textured surface of the vessels reveals extraordinary mark making by Enriqueta, who enjoys working with the clay’s original characteristics. She has adopted methods such as scraping the surface of the clay and rubbing stones over the works before the firing process, to obtain the qualities she desires. This allows for the continuously evolving, unique aesthetic of her work.
About the Artist:
Enriqueta Cepeda is a ceramicist living and working in Stockholm whose designs and making process take inspiration from ancient pottery. Enriqueta draws on the ceramic practices of different ancient cultures and interprets them in her own way, such as the Pueblo Indian technique of burnishing and polishing pots after firing. The Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi is also significant to Enriqueta’s creations, and informs the simplicity and asymmetry that they display.