Origin Made | Charred Vases


The Charred Vases are five unique forms made in the dying Portuguese art of Barro Preto. Buried and fired in an underground pit called a Soenga, this process of smothering the ceramic removes oxygen and results in a non-homogenous texture of black, grey and earth tones. A vanishing tradition – there are few artisans left who have the knowledge to produce objects in Barro Preto. Together with João Lourenço, Gabriel Tan wishes to rekindle this heritage. The barro preto is a non-homogenous texture of black, grey and earth tones.

Designed by Gabriel Tan, handcrafted by João Lourenço.

100% fully handcrafted, each piece is one-of-its-kind with potential variations in color, shape and texture. Observations of such differences across products or orders does not constitute a basis for order cancellation or product returns.

Production: Portugal
Producer: João Lourenço
Designer: Gabriel Tan
Material: Barro Preto

Cup: 140 L x 100 W x 130 H mm
Dome: 155 L x 140 W x 160 H mm
Cone: 175 L x 175 W x 270 H mm
Sphere: 303 L x 303 W x 125 H mm
Chimney: 232 L x 232 W x 313 H mm

Care Instructions:
Use a dry soft cloth.
Do not use household cleaners.
Not waterproof.

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