Hermès Vases.

Project Name: Touchable vases

Client: Hermès

Work conceptual description:

On the occasion of the men’s spring-summer 2022 fashion show held on 26 June that year, the French firm Hermès opted for the design and production of a collection of pots by the ceramist Ana illueca.

Work technical description:

Each vaseis made on the wheel’s potter one by one. The clay is recycled stoneware from my studio.

Expressive brushstrokes of porcelain engobe are employed to create depth.

The transparent matt glaze is applied within by pouring and outside by airbrushing. A gradual increase in the copper oxide creates a gentle gradient towards a greenish hue.

The glaze, my own creation, seeks to recreate the sensation of a caress. Touch is very important in this work; its humanity comes not only from its form, but also from its tactile nature.

The pieces are fired at up to 1280º.