It is clear that pottery is the lifeblood of Chulucanas, Peru. Ceramicists sit in a studio with white brick walls and open-air windows, breezes brush past palm leaves and find their way around clay pots that have been set out to dry. Makers knead clay with the palms of their hands and lovingly coax it into shape on a traditional wheel. There is time and care put into every precious piece, yielding an exquisite quality that gave this village its fame.
These techniques have been revitalized through the vision of contemporary designers who travel to Peru to modernize the crafts of the village, while maintaining the integrity of existing techniques. One such technique that is unique to Chulucanas is the use of mango leaves in the final kiln firing, leaving a shade of black that is deeply saturated in the clay.
Tradition is translated into trend by using age-old techniques to deliver modern designs. The combination of new meeting old is an uncommon formula that captures all the sleekness and excitement of contemporary design, while incorporating a comfort of something ancient and honored.
- 5Dx16H inches
- Handcrafted in Peru
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