Inspired by pre-hispanic traditional pottery, this stunning centrepiece is part of the Alforzas collection, created by Onora for Revolution of Forms. A combination of heritage and innovation, this eye-catching piece embodies the spirit of collaboration at the core of Revolution of Forms.
Please note this piece is made to order allow 6-8 weeks for dispatch.
Dimensions: H 27 x D 16 cm
Made in: Tonala´, Jalisco
About The Designer
ONORA was founded by Maggie Galton, an art historian turned designer from New York and Maria Eladia Hagerman, a Mexican born designer living in Los Angeles.
They were brought together by their shared passion for Mexico’s cultural richness and their belief in applying innovation to Mexico’s rapidly fading artisanal sector with the final goal of preserving this important component of Mexico’s identity.
Together they have formed ONORA – a brand dedicated to the creation of high end, hand crafted textiles and home accessories in collaboration with Mexican artisans.
Each exquisite piece created by ONORA expresses the core principles at the base of the brand: the strong commitment to social impact, the profound respect for tradition and craftsmanship and the spirit of collaboration with artisans.
About The Technique
The unique black-brown of the pottery is a result of firing technique. Once the fine clay is modelled into a vessel the potter fires it directly in a pit. This in-ground kiln is then made completely air-tight, so the absence of oxygen creates smoke which penetrates the clay of the vessels turning them black. This type of pottery is fired typically overnight over a period of 9 hours and at a relatively low temperature of 720˚.