Enriqueta Cepeda White Clay Vessel 40
Maker: Enriqueta Cepeda
Handmade in Sweden
Dimensions: W 22 cm x H 28 cm
Method: Pinching and coiling
An organic, white, hand-built vessel by Enriqueta Cepeda was formed through a pinching and coiling method, with the use of additional simple hand tools. The vessel sits flawlessly, featuring a wide body and curved opening. The curves move into a narrow base, holding a beautiful balance. The textured surface of the vessel 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 achieve the qualities she looks for.
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.