Video by @tortus
“There’s nothing simple about simple,” says Eric Landon (@tortus), the American owner and master potter of Tortus Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark. “Over the years, my work has become simpler and simpler. But the simple-looking things are often the most difficult ones to make, because you can’t hide technical inadequacy behind a really simple form. I’ve realized that making a great piece of pottery is like crafting a poem — you have to use very few words and use them artfully.”
Watch Eric throw a vase in his Copenhagen studio today on our story and on our IGTV channel. To watch IGTV, update your app now, then look for the new icon in the top right corner of feed.