The project originated from a personal interest in sinkholes. This phenomena, from which we hear sensational news every now and then, reveals an underlying space of unknown dimensions. How could these dark sudden topographies be translated into vessels? The initial concept was enriched and developed through the collaboration with Colectivo 1050º, whose thorough knowledge and experience with the local ceramists of Oaxaca enabled the execution of the clay pieces.
The vessels were crafted inTlapazola by the Mateo Family: Dorotea, Alberta, Macrina, Angelina, Elia and Amalia, a group of highly skilled ceramists who inherited ancestral techniques that are deeply embedded in the local culture.
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Photographies by Kytzhia Barrera and Liliana Ovalle.