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Più Single Stem Vessel

9 × 3 × 3

The Bridge Handled Vessel is inspired by the bulbous belly and connecting arch that is commonly found in Pre-Columbian and Etruscan water vessels to act as a handle for easy carrying. This 3nd iteration is perfect for small stems or as an object in itself.

The Più Series is, in essence, a miniature line of our most popular forms: The Single Stem Vessel and The Bridge Handled Vessel. "Più" is an onomatopoeic word that sounds exactly how the pieces look, but with a twist, translates in Italian to "more". We like this play on the word whose sound mimics the feel of the piece, but also gets to the intentional root of this series; expanding on the work to make it more accessible and more varied.

Materials: Cast white stoneware, matte warm white glaze with slight crackle to surface. Smooth to touch.

References

Chavin Stirrup Pot depicting lacuma fruit, Peru. 1000 B.C to 0 A.D.


Moche Stirrup Pot 600-700 AD. Stirrup vessels have been used across South and Central America as water vessels, their arching necks allowing for easy carrying and thin spouts keeping water cool within. This particular vessel encountered in the Metropolitan Museum of Art was the seed for the first Single Stem Vessel in 2017, which has become the foundation for the Permanent Collection.

Swirl Stirrup Vessel, Peru. From an exhibition of peruvian pottery in Barcelona.

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