Graypants is proud to share Barro, a pendant fixture by Caterina Moretti. The partnership between Graypants and Caterina was born of their friendship, kindred design spirit, and a curiosity to explore working with wholly natural materials; Barro is made from clay pulled directly from the earth of Oaxaca, handcrafted, and finished with only the power of heat and smoke.
Barro is created using an ancient, region-specific process, and represents the conjunction of craft and innovation. It begins with gathering earth from the surrounding areas to make the clay. Water is added to slake the clay and create slip, which is then poured into handmade plaster molds. The clay pieces are each hand burnished before firing with the help of a smooth stone, to achieve an iridescent color and smooth feel.