Sacred Ritual Objects is the first collection by EWE Studio. S.R.O. was created out of fascination by the evolving skill of the artisans and their successful execution of exquisite objects, designed to ignite a connection with the divine. The collection reflects how religious and cultural syncretism shaped the expression of Mexican craft heritage. Sacred Ritual Objects explores dialogues between diverse religious beliefs in Mexico and the rituals surrounding those traditions.
All Rito objects are carefully hand carved by our stonemasons in a technique that has been practiced for centuries. EWE is exploring the expressions and characteristics of the iconic religious objects, which were used around ceremonial sacred utensils of devotion.
All Símbolo objects are carefully hand carved by our stonemasons in a technique that has been practiced for centuries. EWE is exploring the expressions and characteristics of the iconic religious objects, which were used around religious ceremonies and its symbols.
Altar tables are inspired by flat-topped blocks used for religious rituals or ceremonies, especially for sacrifices or offerings to a deity. Our tables are hand carved works, that synthesize their expression, becoming character pieces in the space they are placed in.
We find the dialogue particularly compelling between belief and traditional objects utilized in the artisan’s everyday life, either as work tools, or for daily activities. Each object is commonly used and constructed by their ancestors and is a sacred object for the family. We cast these sacred objects into bronze and, in so doing, breathe long lasting life into their form.
For the creation of our “Memoria” objects we are using the very same foundry process that has been used since the ancient times. The artisans who we collaborate, bringing those pieces into life, are passing on this technique from generation to generation. The entire method is extremely precise. The original object is used to create a wax replica that can be repeated infinite times. Then, by using the wax replica, a sand cast is created. The foundry process is completed by pouring incandescent metal over the wax mold, occupying its physical space.
Stone carving has existed ever since humanity first learned to use and make tools. The basic instruments involved in the process include mallets, chisels, and metal straight edges. These tools make it possible to create a flat surface, which is the foundation of the technique. Our stone carving process is done in line with the original principles; everything is handmade, and no electric or mechanical machine techniques are used.