from the soil


Given my long-standing interest in going back to the sources of a technique and to understand the limits of the material, I settled for a while in Kanazawa/Ishikawa/Japan to discover and learn about the transformation process of this raw material that has been coming directly from the soil for more than 13000 years.

 From the Jōmon era, through Heian era up to Edo era. Initially religious in nature and subsequently also ornamental, this art of transforming is diversely expressed throughout a small territory, incorporating nowadays from the most basic aspects of everyday life to the most refined ceremonies of this culture that fascinates me.

Here is Karappo, a fusion of an ancestral principle of transporting liquids within the Andean Highlands and the transformation technique of the material particular to Kanazawa.