S pot

13th November 2014

Looking with a nostalgic view to the past before central heating, a time when families huddled around the fire to keep warm and to have convivial evenings, Maddalena Selvini has designed a set of pots and object that can be piled together on the same fire for cooking or warming up.

Also driven by issues surrounding rising fuel costs and wasted heat from central heating that heats rooms that are empty, she has created a series of pots and warming stones to warm food, people and the home. Using a soapstone called “Pietra Ollare”, which is from Valtellina, Italy, each piece is handmade according to an old craft that is slowly being forgotten.

She chose this stone because of its ability to keep warm for long periods of time and because it is a great material to cook with due to its natural lubrication. Wasting nothing she also used the sand left over from the lathe to create a new kind of stoneware and glaze.


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