The Alcoa ceramics line stands out. It is clear and simple in form. The handle creates a functional and recognizable expression for the line. The surface is a balanced matte grey on the outside and a high gloss grey on the inside to give a subtle contrast.
The name Alcoa refers to the region Alcobaça in Portugal where the ceramics hail from. The region has a natural richness of fine white clay which has cradled a culture of pottery.
The Alcoa ceramics line consists of vases in two sizes, a pitcher and a tray.
"We took an analytical approach to the design, by applying to contrast properties of forms and colors. This is evident in the geometric lines that form the objects and the contrast used in the finished glaze with matte and high gloss." - Herman Studio