meet cisco. the woman behind cisco & the sun. this bali based maker created the homewares line when her and her husband george gorrow couldn’t find the pieces they wanted for their island stay in canggu, the slow. with extensive searching throughout bali and cambodia and a focus on sustainability - sourcing raw materials, non-toxic and low impact firing processes and pedal powered wheels began cisco & the sun. what came of it is a thoughtful line drawing on ancient craft and culture with a unique and distinctive aesthetic. these hand made tablewares are meant to be worn with natural growth and decay over years and passed down to the ones you love. get to know cisco as she talks to us about her home and being a maker.
1. describe cisco & the sun in 3 words.
sustainable, versatile, textured
2. what do you believe makes a house a home?
i love having beautiful tableware and linen, even it they are hand me downs from family.
we travel so frequently, and I feel that treasured pieces or collected items on travels, bring memories into a home and remind you of certain places, smells and feelings.
artwork, smooth sounds and dope record collection… these are all things that take time and you cannot buy in one go.
it takes time to make a house a home.
3. at what point did sustainability become a driving force in your creative process?
in creating the slow and cisco and the sun, we wanted to make something that lasted. from the design to the production, we want it to not be disposable and to support artisans sustain their ancient craft and culture.
4. what philosophy does cisco & the sun live by?
wabi-sabi = “a way of living that focuses on finding beauty within the imperfections of life and accepting peacefully the natural cycle of growth and decay.”
5. what lead you to becoming a maker?
i have always been surrounded by beautiful experiences and wanted to create our own that can be used on a day to day time frame. the ceramics are an extension of our hotel and the life we live.
take a look at cisco & the sun products at kind curations here.