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VAT number: FI27040571

Materials

Wheelthrown stoneware. Glazed inside so it's waterproof. Outer surface of the pot is matte, layered and artistic.

 

Handwash, cleaning with brush.

Origin

Handcrafted and unique ceramic pot, fits in perfectly both modern and rustic interior style. This pot is an art piece and utility article at the same time: it is a jar, flowerpot and special detail of the interior.

All the products are small batch, handcrafted ceramics. Products are made in North Karelia, Finland, by Henriikka Leppänen. Clay as a material is filled with energy that has travelled through ice ages and gains it's final form in the heat of the kiln.

Wheelthrowing is fascinating ancient method to form clay. In Ancient Egyptian mythology, the deity Khnum was said to have formed the first humans on a potter's wheel.

Wheelthrowing requires lots of skills and practise. A round, moist lumpy clump of clay body is thrown at a wheelhead. The clump is made even and forced to the centre of the wheel by applying pressure with the hands. The sides thus defined are pulled up and made thinner by pressure between the hands.
 

Ceramics design studio