Ipu Tuatahi

This Ipu or Maori vessel was inspired by the works of the late Manos Nathan, an amazing Maori Sculptor who specialised in clay. I was drawn to the smooth lines of the body of the vessel, and had to see if I could create it out of a block of limestone. The handle design was inspired by the Taurapa or stern post of the Maori waka, with two koru forming the base of the handle.