Origin : Ráquira, Boyacá
Technique : handcrafted pottery
Materials : local red and white clay
Approximate dimensions : 9 3/4” d x 4” h
The organic blend of the red and white clay from Ráquira transforms this serving bowl into this unique piece. With its natural rustic yet smooth feel, Laurearte’s spin bowl is a striking decorative piece on its own. When used to serve food, its natural patina shall mature and evolve beautifully over time.
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.