In just a few years since earning her BFA from MICA, Maryland-based ceramist Dana Bechert has caused quite a stir among New York tastemakers. It’s only a matter of time before her reputation spreads abroad.
Bechert’s aesthetics and techniques are inspired by Native American ceramics and a passion for sustainable and socially minded practices. The Brick Pour-Over Coffee Set includes two parts: a funnel and a vase. The interior of the funnel piece is carved with a geometric relief spiral to use to make pour-over coffee. The coffee drips from a small star-shaped opening at the bottom of the funnel. The funnel and vase paired together ensure a beautiful way to start your day.
To create this one-of-a-kind piece, Bechert sculpted English porcelain on a wheel and then, using the sgrafitto technique, selectively hand carved the wet surface. Next, she painted the entire piece in thin, dark slip. Finally, once the clay dried, she shaved back the coating to reveal the bright white pattern beneath. It’s signed by the artist and dated on the bottom.
Food and dishwasher safe.