The 'Vase with Stone' Collection Reveals a Naturally Destruction Method

By: Amelia Roblin - Jan 9, 2015
References: martinazua & dornob
One particularly noticeable feature of the pieces within the 'Vase with Stone' collection reveals how each one was made. In collaboration with ceramicist Marc Vidal, artist Martín Azúa began by creating beautiful pottery from a porous clay, only to include a destructive step right at the very end. Instead of manufacturing perfectly shaped decorative objects, the designer wished to involve nature in the process of producing every unique item.

Collected rocks are placed on the rims of the vessels while the clay is wet, causing the turned shapes to loose their symmetry. The weight of the stones pushes down to narrow the openings, expressing the strength of the material as it sags organically in each Vase with Stone.