The Sinkhole Vessels Series Poetically Combines Solid Surface and Void

 - Sep 19, 2013
References: lilianaovalle & dezeen
You can't peg these Sinkhole Vessels with any single classification, for they serve as at least three objects in one. Open-fired red clay was used to make these gorgeous sculptural urns that serve as sizable vases within wooden table frames.

Designer Liliana Ovalle worked with Colectivo 1050° to recreate the purist forms of ancient Mexican pottery with the help of Oaxaca ceramicists using traditional techniques. The pots take smooth, curvaceous and organic handmade shapes, expressing deep and soft brown hues from their earthy material. Framed by oak boxes, they represent stone cavities that can be found in nature. The Sinkhole Vessels have a rich beauty all on their own, but they could prove quite practical as bouquet holders and side tables in contemporary lounge spaces.