How can you have as little impact as possible on the world you live in? How can you be more and more coherent with the values that support your way of life? How can you broaden your point of view towards caring for yourself, others and your surroundings?
Sorpresa Circular are plates made with the mud produced in my workshop after cleaning brushes, tools or washing my hands. They are the leftovers that are normally thrown down the drain and that I recover and decant to reuse. In a wheel that seeks to generate zero waste in the creation of my ceramic pieces.
So I never know the final appearance of the pieces, the pieces change their appearance depending on the waste. It is really exciting to open the kiln and see them finished. Quite a surprise.
In this case we do not use the lathe to make them. The shaping is done in a way that does not generate any waste again and thus close the circle in its creation.
Each plate is made from the clay scraps that accumulate in the workshop's pile. The pieces are shaped one by one, by hand and assembled in order to make the best use of the material. The clay is a mixture of stoneware and porcelain.
The glaze is the result of all the brushes and tools cleaned in water from a bucket that I use to prevent the chemicals from seeping through the pipes of the basin. This water is called "jaja" [yaya] water and is a tap water.
Circular pieces made with leftover stoneware and porcelain.
They do not contain substances hazardous to health.
Measures: 17 cm diameter; 1,5 cm height.
The pieces are fired at 1280º.
In addition to the creation of the piece itself with waste, we work to try to be coherent in the care of the planet.
The packaging is made of recycled material (cartons, protectors, adhesive tape) and is recyclable.
The transport provider that takes your piece home is DHL, whose corporate policy and its GOGREEN program commits it to reduce emissions to 0 in 2050.