Viti Mittal

Maharani

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I was part of a crew shooting a documentary for the Rubin Museum of Art. There we interviewed a 73 year old lady that had lost all her material belongings to the earthquake. What stood out about her were her solid gold earrings. She’d inherited them from her mother and was preserving it for the next generation of women in her family. Her story reminded me of all the family secrets and jewels my mother and grandmother were setting aside for me probably since the day I was born. This collection to me serves as a reminder of the beauty in a coven of women.

 
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Unglazed

I chose to keep the pots unglazed so each piece can tell its own story. The journey of every individual piece can be experienced from different perspectives as time passes by simply looking at it because with every use, the pots will colour themselves and embody the character of the products that are stored in them. Each stain, each mark is able to act as a guide and walk us through the life of the pot.

The wood used is from a Mango tree, giving it a certain kind of golden glow that shines through when the wood is stained with a dark varnish. All the products are created with functionality in mind, built to be over used.

 

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Storage Units

Storage Units

Jars

Jars

Spoons

Spoons

Jugs

Jugs

Cups

Cups

Ladles

Ladles