Gaya Ceramic in collaboration with Canaan
We approached Michela and Marcello of Gaya Ceramic in late 2015 to do a collaborative tableware collection for Canaan. The initial brief was inspired by the indigenous patterns of ikat, an Indonesian fabric in which either or both of the warp and weft are tie-dyed before they are weaved. We were also inspired by the fluid strokes of Japanese calligraphy and color indigo and those became some of the initial ideas we presented for Michela, Creative Director of Gaya. The finishes on the glaze is a juxtaposition between matt and glossy, and the two finishes are experimented on all the surfaces creating a textured look overall. All the ceramic pieces were handmade using a throwing method of moulding the clays by hand and individually crafted by Gaya's dedicated team of artisans who are based in Sayan, Ubud. Launch : August 2016.
The collection consisted of two different styles of vases, a Japanese drinking sake cup, two size of plates that are functional as food platters as well a striking centrepiece as well as two bowl vessels that could be use for serving dishes as well as a table centrepiece. We explored two different finishes, as mentioned above: gloss and matt with very fine motifs that were hand-etched to mimic the patterns of a hand-weaved ikat fabric.