Pottery Crafted by the Elements
At Domani, we take pride in only working with natural materials that last. Materials that have been around for a long time, and that have a place in the future.
For over 200,000 years, man has made pottery using the same age-old methods. Not much has changed in the fundamental process of transforming a piece of raw clay into a durable pot. Despite the advent of civilisation, and later industrialism, there are no shortcuts in the comprehensive process that lies behind a handmade Domani planter. To us, clay pottery represents an artform that is firmly rooted in human history. Clay, a pure and noble material sourced directly from the earth, is a living substance – rich, delicate and essential to life.
One might say that the process of creating one of our pieces is at the mercy of the elements, with only mankind’s touch to guide the outcome. Our pottery is made from a pure mixture of earth and water, forming a sensual and pliable matter to be sculpted by the craftsmen. Once the planter takes its shape, it is left to gently air dry, until it is ready to be placed into the kiln. The extreme temperatures of the fire brings about a unique alchemy that solidifies it into its final form. To us, working with clay and transforming it with air and fire is an endlessly compelling elemental process.