Corporate Commissions and Special Projects

Tembo really loves a challenge.


Stacked Cells

Had the wonderful opportunity to work on a technical assignment for an oil and gas company.  The challenge was to create stacked, closed cells which would later be filled with crude oil and shale (to represent the geological formation they were exploring).  We started using cubes but due to aesthetics and other factors moved to cylinder forms.  The project is evolving as we continually discover better ways of achieving the look and functional quality the client is looking for.


A Large Bowl to commemorate the San Antonio Italian church's 90th Birthday.

The challenge was to make a bowl for a fundraising event which would represent the colors and spirit of the San Antonio Italian Catholic Church.  We decided on a color palette of bright green, Rose, Cream, White and Gold.  The piece was made using an Italian technique called, "incalmo", which involves marrying two or more cups together to create a final contiguous vessel.  We fused three separate cups together.  The bottom cup was the most complex in that it involved stuffing one cup into another cup in order to achieve a design on the inside and a solid white color on the outside (see pictures below).  The organic lines represents our playful interpretation of Italian marble.


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