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Jean and Dylan of Ladies & Gentlemen Studio were fascinated by the textures and colors in the workshop of João Lourenço, especially the gradation of colors that reveal themselves when metallic salts were mixed and fired at 1000 °C. They asked João if he could use this method of coloring on Pasta Grés Chamotada – an extremely rough textured clay. The result is the Salt Vase, in hues of cobalt or orange.
Origin is a new series of Portuguese-made objects that bring designers and artisans together. The line invites designers to Portugal once a year to work with local craftsmen and visit ateliers in different towns, sharing a house and meals together.
Photos: Evan Scott