Welcome back to Spotted, our must-see list from the world of contemporary ceramic art and contemporary ceramics. In this edition, we share these stunning ceramic urns we know you’re dying to get your clay-crusted hands on.
A Much Needed Update
We love these gilded ceramic urns from the Urns collected showcased by Shelf, a team of 12 artists led by designer Ricardo Casas, which presented the range at Latin America’s leading art fair, ZONAMACO diseño in February.
DesignBoom writes the collection, featuring minimalist designs alongside almost-irreverent ones, is an interesting reflection on death, and a welcome departure from the treacle forms often seen today.
Every artist’s approach was unique. Their processes were different. their outcomes were as personal as one’s individual relationship with the end of life. catholicism, ancient Egyptian tradition, alien abduction — some of these urns are restful. some are fun. all pose questions. finally, with this project, funerary urns (first registered in china, 7000 BC) have experienced some much needed reevaluations.
You can read about these urns here.
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