This Smoke fired Vessel was hand-built by Enriqueta Cepeda, through pinching and coiling methods with the addition of very simple tools. Hand building is "a slow way to work that suits me". Enriqueta’s preference for using her hands causes natural imperfections and allows her to achieve harmony in the irregular, resulting in the unique character of each piece.
Smoking is a primitive technique that gives exciting results. The objects are fired at 1,000 degrees and then burnt in an open fire. The flames of the fire create patterns and give life to the surface. She does not use any glazes or oxides in the smoke fires. Her works echo classical, timeless sculptural forms.
All pieces hold water.
Dimensions: H-13.5 cm x W-11cm
As all products are handmade sizes and colour may vary slightly.
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.