BANGA VASE / NATURAL
A perfectly-poised vase with a sexy silhouette.
Our BANGA (ba-nga) ceramic collection is inspired by the traditional Filipino Banga Dance. It celebrates the strength and agility of women and the grace with which we balance being a provider, lover, creator and friend.
The dance is performed by women balancing bangas (or pots) on top of their heads, sometimes up to 7 pots high, while toddling through rice fields and mountain sides; a daily routine to fetch water from the mountain springs. The Banga Dance is a testament to the Filipino spirit and the beauty of will and might in the face of adversity.
Available in Black and Natural clay.
Widest opening: 5" diameter
Top opening: 3.25" diameter
ABOUT THE MAKER
Inspired by nuances of the modern and natural world, Los Angeles-based potter Philip Kupferschmidt constantly explores unique approaches to decorative and functional ceramic sculpture. Minimal silhouettes paired with abstract glazes and natural surface treatments result in striking, yet familiar objects. In Philip’s open-air studio, raw clay is hand-wedged and formed. Aired clay is thrown on his kick wheel and meticulously shaped to perfection. After the pieces are bisqued, fired, treated, and dipped in a chosen glaze, he adds the finishing touches with a thoughtful eye before their last firing.
Our products are made by human hands and with natural materials. We believe the slight variations in our pieces are what make them unique and extraordinary.