‘Los Pasados de Moda’ (a pun in Spanish that refers to both something out-of-fashion and something from the past that currently is fashionable), is my personal tribute to traditional Mediterranean ceramics.
If one looks at the ceramics made in the different Mediterranean countries throughout history, the pieces are amazing not only visually, but also functionally.
Among theses, the Spanish botijos are porous vessels designed to contain water. Very few things are as Spanish as a botijo. However, very few people, especially when it comes to young Spaniards, would think of buying one.
In an attempt to make the traditional shapes a bit more appealing to the modern eye, while keeping its funcional characteristics, I designed this project.
It is still a work in progress, but here you can see the first designs and all the shapes I played with as a source of inspiration.
I developed this project at La Meridiana International School of Ceramics, during the 6-week residency I did in November-December 2016 under the guidance of John Colbeck.