Waqachi vase is inspired by the shape of the “Mother in Law” potato (papa de la suegra).This variety is typical of the Andean of Peru, at 4500 meters above sea level, where in quechua language, is called “llunchuy waqachi”. This potato has a peculiar bulky and very organic shape, like the vase, that is why it is very difficult to peel.There is an interesting history behind, It is said that in some areas of the Andes, mothers-in-law often challenge their future daughters-in-law to peel it. If they succeed, they will be able to marry the chosen man.
Waqachi vase is very special to me, because it was one of the first results of this wonderful intersection between shapes of biodiversity, digital tools and crafts in order to translate nature.
It inspires me that my pieces can carry a message, so that people appreciate the aesthetics of nature within.