Origin : Ráquira, Boyacá
Technique : handcrafted pottery
Materials : local red and white clay
Approximate dimensions : 6 1/2” d x 6 1/2” h
Yet another beautiful object by Laureano Melo. The Laurearte Spin Vase is made mixing Raquira's local red and white clays whilst at the wheel. Hence each piece has its own unique texture and character. These vases make for such a thoughtful wedding or house warming gift.
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.