Origin : Ráquira, Boyacá
Technique : handcrafted pottery
Materials : local red and white clay
Approximate dimensions : 3 1/4” d (opening) x 6 3/4” h
Laureano’s rustic pitcher is very distinctive. We love its graphic pattern because it gives it an indigenous flare which contrasts beautifully with the simplicity of its shape. This is the perfect pitcher to keep on your desk or bedside table because the terracotta clay will help maintain your water at the perfect temperature.
Designed and handcrafted by Laureano Melo in the colorful town of Ráquira; well known for its terracotta industry. The youngest of 13 siblings, Laureano learned pottery at a very young age whilst watching and helping his mother - a potter maker, who sustained her family through her artistic skill. Together with his wife Claudia, Laureano later founded his own workshop Laurearte creating distinctive pieces that combine traditional methods with a clean and contemporary design approach, differentiating himself from the pottery making that Ráquira is well-known for.