Prato Casca Ceramic Earthware Bowl

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Prato casca is a ceramic bowl manufactured in Brazil at the studio Cores da Terra. The bowl is designed by Selma Calheira, founder of the studio, and produced following a modern interpretation of the traditional Japanese raku firing technique. A charred color is achieved by baking the clay with sawdust in an oxygen reduced environment. The brown color is produced during the cooling process after baking, when the clay is exposed to smoke from different types of wood and leaves. Prato casca testifies to the mastery of Selma Calheira as a ceramist and to the sustainable production methods used at Cores da Terra.

24.5" W x 8.5"H


Ceramic created from natural clay fired in the traditional Japanese raku firing technique.

Natural brown and darker char color produced by baking the clay with sawdust in an oxygen reduced environment.


Selma Calheira is a Brazilian ceramist, based in Ibirataia, Bahia. In the fifties, at the age of 38, she founded her own ceramics studio and named it Cores da Terra - Colours of the Earth. Calheira chose this name as it reflects one of her core values, which is to make sustainable art. Another core value carried out by the artist is social responsibility as she trains the people of Bahia to work as professional ceramists at Cores da Terra. In this sense she actively helps the local community to flourish, providing jobs that allow families to live and work in their own cities. In 1996, Calheira was even awarded the prize Gente que Faz, for her work with economically disadvantaged people in one of the poorest areas in Brazil. Selma Calheira’s work is playful yet sophisticated. Her designs are made of organic resources such as clay and natural pigments.


Gently wipe clean with water


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