Announcement Welcome to the unique world of Leaven Ceramics / Obvara. Visit ABOUT page to learn more about my craft. Please contact me for any custom orders, large quantities, wholesale, etc.
Welcome to the unique world of Leaven Ceramics / Obvara. Visit ABOUT page to learn more about my craft. Please contact me for any custom orders, large quantities, wholesale, etc.
Nikki on Jan 4, 20195 out of 5 stars
Beautifully primitive, organic, neutral finish and mesmerizing pattern. Reminds me of cave paintings. Holds incense sticks upright and catches ash nicely. Quick international shipping and great customer service. Thank you again.
Nikki on Jan 4, 20195 out of 5 stars
Magical, perfectly designed primitive little ”bulb”. Quick international shipping and great customer service. So very pleased - one of my favorite purchases in recent memory. Thank you again.
jennifer on Jun 13, 20185 out of 5 stars
I love the shape, the sense of archeology and the exciting patterns on this pot. Many compliments for your work, Andrius! thank you also for the small present. it's adorable.
Neerah on May 25, 20185 out of 5 stars
Absolutely gorgeous. I purchased these items for my altar, to keep loose leaf sage it (etc). They are far beyond my expectations and absolutely beautiful. They were packaged beautifully and arrived so fast, especially considering I’m in the USA. What a blessing to have these on my altar. The texture and color is soooo beautiful. Will definitely be purchasing more from this shop soon. 10/10 would highly recommend. Earthy magic 😍
Margaret on Mar 29, 20185 out of 5 stars
Beautiful pot! Super happy with the purchase. Fast and safe shipping. Great customer service. Recommended!
Ancient Traditions – New Experiences
Hi, I am Andrius, a potter :)
AUKURAS is a pottery studio established by me and located in the center of The Hague, Netherlands.
While I use many pottery techniques, I am mostly engaged in leaven ceramics. This ancient pottery technique comes from my homeland and was very common in medieval Lithuania. One unique future of this technique is that pots will never turn out identical to one another - each and every piece has its own unique character. Another future: no glazing. This technique was used long before glazes were introduced to Europe, and the main purpose of leaven ceramics was to reduce water penetration into pots that were used for cooking.
The most intriguing part of this type of ceramics is the process itself when red-hot - 1000°C - pot is pulled out of a kiln and immediately immersed in a specially prepared liquid. The liquid has to be prepared and leavened a few days in advance, and it can be made with various ingredients, such as flour, sugar, yeast, rye, wheat, peas, oats, beetroot, and more. It always produces unexpected and mesmerizing results. Leaven ceramics are natural and chemical-free
All my kitchen-ware and products that come in contact with food are additionally coated with multiple layers of my very own wax that are made of natural plants oil and natural beeswax. I collect beeswax from local beekeepers. Similar waxes are commonly used to treat wooden cutting boards. This process makes pottery 100% waterproof. While it is a completely food-safe ceramic, the plates I sell is intended to be used for food holding only and not as everyday dinner plates.
Feel free to contact me for any questions!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
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I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
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