Maria Paola studies ancient forms of vessels found throughout the island and then reinterprets them - choosing a specific mix of clays for each form. Each shape is painstakingly created by hand using the coil technique and then baked in a wood-fired clay oven. Rather than using glazes, she either stone polishes her pieces (creating a mystical, almost metallic finish) or treats them with a series of waxes.
The Jara Vessel is inspired by a drawing of ceramic fragments found in prehistoric settlements.
Materials: wood-fired mixed clay with stone-polished finish
Dimensions: small W28 x D21 x H19 cm - large W34,5 x D25 x H29 cm