LA-based journey photographer Marianna Jamadi has collaborated with Mexico Metropolis-based ceramic apply Menat Studio to create a set of commemorative urns.
Jamadi wished the urns to be objects that might match seamlessly inside the fashionable residence after she struggled to seek out appropriate urns for her dad and mom’ ashes.
“I seen a spot in urns that had been thoughtfully designed and may very well be built-in into the house in ways in which introduced pleasure, peace and solace,” Jamadi informed Dezeen.
The title Kunokaiku combines Kuno, the Indonesian phrase for historic, and Kaiku, the Finnish phrase for echo, in honour of Jamadi’s dad and mom.
Jamadi designed the urns to be bespoke, handmade items, in distinction to straightforward mortuary-bought urns which will look misplaced within the up to date residence.
The urns are available in three totally different sizes and can be utilized as a candle holder, a stackable vase, a sculpture and a field.
“We developed three sizes with the concept folks home ashes otherwise and should wish to cut up them amongst family members,” Jamadi defined.
“Whereas they had been designed as urns, these can be utilized as vessels to deal with objects if you do not have ashes however wish to maintain issues like jewelry and artefacts of somebody you miss” she continued.
As a journey photographer, Jamadi witnessed the grieving processes of various cultures, such because the burning ghats of Varanasi, India, and the cremation parades and ceremonies in Bali.
Drawing upon these experiences, she aimed to develop a product that might equally elicit “remembering by ritual”.
“I hope to assist within the grief course of by creating tangible objects that you would be able to work together with, thus retaining connection alive with these which are missed,” she defined.
Every stoneware urn was hand-crafted within the Menat Studio workshop in Mexico Metropolis utilizing regionally sourced uncooked supplies.
Knowledgeable by the pure world, a customized matte glaze was used to realize the specified color and texture.
The urns had been manufactured from high-temperature ceramics fired at over 1,000 levels Celcius. The manufacturing course of includes hand pouring, sanding and glazing, which takes between two and three months, relying on the dimensions of the piece.
Jamadi has plans to staff up with a wide range of artists to create particular version urns. She is going to launch her first limited-edition assortment in collaboration with LA-based artist Raina Lee on 6 March.
Based on Jamadi, Lee was the primary person who got here to thoughts for collaboration as a result of Lee’s “play on glazes, textures, and colors”.
Different urns just lately featured on Dezeen embrace Claesson Koivisto Rune’s biodegradable burial urn made out of wool and RCA college students’ underwater urns that double as oyster reefs.
The pictures is by Marianna Jamadi.