In a world of mass production and mediocrity there’s something mesmerizing about handmade goods crafted with passion and precision. And there’s no greater example of such craftsmanship than Tortus Copenhagen, a Denmark based studio that blends the age-old techniques of making ceramic vessels with modern, timeless and elegant designs. Led by master potter and designer Eric Landon, the Tortus range varies in color, form and texture, but with a beautiful continuity that extends throughout each of the collections.
Colors range from a dark obsidian to the much lighter earth white, but with the continuous theme that all of the colors in the range are rooted in earthy, natural tones. Shapes too vary from more conventional vases to long necked and bulbous options – with the designs mesmerizing enough to be displayed alone or with contents. And although nearly sold out, there’s a fluted collection featuring a raw exterior with glazed interior, with the fluting adding an additional handcrafted look in a gorgeous natural color palette.
In addition to the pieces themselves, Tortus also offers workshops in Copenhagen throughout the year, led directly by Eric. Available to all skill levels, it’s an intensive week of training covering wheel throwing, clay preparation and trimming along with an introduction to glazing, with each participant taking home four pieces with glaze at the end of the workshop. You can find more details and available dates directly on the Tortus Copenhagen website, along with a full online store offering the Tortus collection.