Origin : Ráquira, Boyacá
Technique : handcrafted pottery
Materials : local red clay
Approximate dimensions : 5 1/2” d x 8 1/2” h
Laurearte's cross hatch vase blends Laureano's contemporary approach with Ráquira's time honored and rustic technique. The unique character and simplicity of this piece makes it a beautiful vase to be appreciated with or without flowers.
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.