Red Earth is a line of rustic pottery from an ancient kiln in Central China. The kilns were abandoned when we discovered them. They are a place of incredible decayed beauty. There are four snake kilns there built into the hillside but they had been unused for years. Their stones and bricks blackened by time and covered by lichen. Native plants sprout everywhere between the stone blocks of old buildings and in the floors. Chickens peck in the dirt and bullocks forage near ponds while the local folk go about their routines of work and leisure.
We hired some of the old potters there to re kindle the line. We are using one of the old kilns while the other two are being restored by our brother Yeo Siam Aw (the fourth is in too dangerous a condition). The old potters are happy to have their skills put to use.
There are many kilns in this province but the one we work with has been the most progressive in its approach to business. These kilns are famous for their Ox Blood Red and Jade Green glazes. Now, new glazes are being developed, the most popular are the Falling Turquoise and Lava Red. Not only do they offer the best designs and glazes but they also offer the highest level of quality control.
The lustrous glazes from this line are inimitable and are a closely guarded secret of the master potter. The Speckled Green glaze is the prized production of this kiln. It is only produced in one kiln, and even then, only in one part of the kiln where the temperature and oxygen levels create the unique crystalline mottling pattern in the lime green glaze. There is simply not enough of this pottery to go around and the manufacturer rations out the production to a select few importers.
Copper Gold, a rich bronze glaze and Copper Red, a tantalizing molten metal surface are also produced in the same kilns. New and immediately popular is Metallic Black whose high luster and spangles of metallic glaze are both elegant and enchanting. New also is Glacier White with spangles of blue and gold in an iridescent cream glaze.
Inspired by the mix of cultures that settled in the Iberian peninsula, this new line wears bold, patterns and rich, earthy colors. High fired stone ware. Frost resistant.
These ancient looking containers resemble weathered, old-world pottery with plenty of charm and personality. Each container shows beautiful variations and burnt clay effects similar to raku fired pots. They are, in fact, high-fired, frost resistant, stoneware containers.
These pieces are recreations based on the color and texture of ancient Mediterranean storage vessels, used for oil or wine or olives, that have been discovered in archeological digs or in salvages from sunken Phoenician and Greek sailing ships.
Using special glazing techniques the potters are able to distress the surface mimicking millennia of Mediterranean submersion. We advise these pieces be placed in sheltered areas or indoors to best preserve their appearance.
These magnificent metropolitan containers are used in modern homes and commercial installations. Light weight and much stronger than fiber glass, this composite material is made of stone particles reinforced with fiber/resin. Dark matte gray will weather to a light grey. An occasional coating of petroleum jelly is one way to return the color to dark grey.
High Definition! These brightly colored containers are elegant, contemporary, and exciting. Surrealistically giant fruit are uber conversation pieces and are absolutely stunning as accents in the home or garden. The containers and fruit are made of high density resin and painted with durable automobile lacquers. They can be used outdoors or indoors.
The surface of these containers is deliberately coarse and unglazed achieving an ancient appearance reminiscent of old Burmese and Thai vessels. This stoneware is actually made in modern kilns and high-fired to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure a frost-proof body.
Carrera is a bonded composite of fiberglass, concrete and stone particles. Much lighter than ceramics. Extremely durable inside or outdoors. Modern Cosmopolitan shapes and colours
Wine Jars or Olive Jars. These huge jars were used to ferment wine, or to store olives and olive oil. Some are several centuries old. Very rare. These one-of-a-kind pieces of Spanish history were acquired by Aw Pottery . Not for everyone, but for collectors or wineries looking to connect with their heritage.
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Pure granite buddahs, grinding wheels, orbs, water troughs and more.
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