A ceramic container set for use as planters and desk organizers.
Materials: Stoneware, twine
Processes: Wheel throwing, hand building, macrame
I spent the summer before creating the Cinched Containers doing a fashion design/marketing internship in Italy. Inspired by this experience, I was drawn to the concept of clay as a malleable fabric. I thought about clay in its various states and its transitions: from wet to leather hard to bone dry to fired and how I could intervene within these states to treat clay as an alternative fabric.
All the pieces were bisque-fired and glazed on the interior to allow for containing liquids if the containers are used as planters. The twine was then macramed to experiment with this material as a soft but structural element that contrasted with the ceramic bottoms.