Small candle holder – Tini



This candlestick is a continuation of the TINI collection of black-smoked ceramics from the brand Guculiya. Its shape symbolically resembles a traditional folk doll-motanka – a charm that mothers once made for their children.

So this candlestick is also a small talisman that brings light into the house. Limited collection of black ceramics handmade Gusulia.Tini from designer Danuta Krill. Each item is made using a unique, almost lost, pottery technique that has survived in only one region of Western Ukraine (Havarechchyna). Black “smoky” pottery is baked in a real wood-burning oven, as it was more than 100 years ago. Smoke seeps into the clay, oxidizing it and thus the surface is painted black. Today, only a few masters work in the “Havarechchyna” technique, named for the region where it originated and has survived to the present day.

The minimalist forms of the items in the collection imitate elements of ancient symbolism. However, each item requires great skill from the master to achieve laconic geometric shapes. Combining modern design and craft technology, the studio revives the disappearing technique of pottery and creates utilitarian decor items for modern interiors.