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Tauá

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Johanna Meyer

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2020

Material: Ceramic

Limited Edition

Dimensions: 8.5cm (H) x 13cm (W) / 3.3" (H) x 5.1" (W)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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Black Chamotte Stoneware
1,280° firing

In Tupi language "tauá" means mud.
This piece is inspired by the Amerindians stories and myths relied with my birthplace in the heart of Latin America. It's a tribute to the memory of my ancestors.
They have raw shapes and a rustic appearance. Handcrafted using ancestral techniques they inspire daily rituals and put in value the tableware, bring to it all the power and meaning of primitive symbols.

*other sizes and materials available upon request

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Artist Profile

Hometown: Bardos

Based in: France

Johanna is an artist and designer from Mato Grosso a western region of Brazil, 5 years ago she decided to live in the French Basque Country attracted by the rocks and the relief of the region. Her work is about treat materials as subjects, by respecting all stages of making process and the time of the element. Each object is unique, and all the defects of the piece are treated as a magical aspect to sublime the aspect of the hand made. For her, unexpected results represent the mystery of matters interactions, transforming and changing all the time. On her creations every detail is essential and reflects her practice witch goes through body and mind, hands and breath.

Her inspiration universe is composed by the ordinary beauty of the unnoticed, as natural accidents relied with the soil, erosion, land composition, texture and surfaces. Her concept is based on tradition and modernity, materials and memory.

Johanna uses the earth to materialize the invisible and get connected to others. She works with stoneware, porcelain, earthenware, mixtures of enamels, engobes and wild clay, that she collects in situ. With ancestral and contemporary techniques, she put in value the emotional aspect of territorial bound and the relation between man and object.

She is available for commissioned work for particulars and galleries, like A Mano Studio based in Biarritz (France). She also participates in events and exhibitions as 1000 Vases, produced by Meet my Project at Joseph Gallery in Paris, where she recently showed her work.


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ESAPB Basque Country - Fine Arts degree

IED São Paulo - Jewelry Design Master's degree

Faktoria Basque Country - Ceramics Turning CAP

ESAD Pyrenees - Fine Arts on Ceramics Master's degree

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