In December of 2016, Cisco Tschurtschenthaler and her husband George Gorrow opened an island stay in Canggu, Bali called The Slow. Thanks to their meticulous attention to detail and rebellious design aesthetic, the hotel has grown to become a highly coveted art-centric destination that draws in an eclectic mix of travellers from across the globe.
During the curation of The Slow’s restaurant space, Eat&Drink, Cisco found herself unable to source the precise pieces they had envisioned in the setting, and set about creating her own line of homewares to suit their considered aesthetic and unrelenting dedication to sustainability.
Working with ceramicists who craft entirely by hand using ancient and considered techniques, the Cisco & the Sun pieces have evolved into a recognisable collection of unique and earthly tableware.
All Cisco & the Sun products are made in Bali and Cambodia by local artisans who apply a methodology of ceramic making that is unique to Sapporo, Japan. Mixing both Asian and Western sensibilities, the pieces are crafted by the sixth sense, or what the Japanese refer to as “wabi sabi”. There are elements within Cisco & the Sun ceramics which you can not see, but you can feel; a comfort beyond the senses that permeates from hand to soul.
Cisco & the Sun works with 3 different types of clay, each of which is sourced from the mineral rich regions of Bali and Cambodia. The clays are enriched with naturally derived nutrients and metallic oxides, which evolve into a spectacular spectrum of colours during our unique ‘reduction’ high-temperature firing process. This technique draws on ancient crafting techniques to create organically beautiful, long-lasting finishes.
Being handmade, slight variances may exist within each item, giving uniqueness to glaze, size, texture and weight. These variations add depth and beauty to the ceramic craft, signifying their spirit and dissimilarity to the mass produced.
The naturally mined substances and high-temperature firing make these products food safe and non-toxic, as well as microwave, dishwasher, and oven friendly.
Many of our ceramic pieces are paired with golden teak wood from the island of Java; a species of wood which grows over 130 feet and is native to south and southeast Asia. Due to its high oil content it is one of the most durable types of wood available, resilient to usual cracks and aging and set to last you a lifetime.