Fired, crystallised and ready for use, even on the dining table. Simple, clean, rural shapes, the Shit Museum products – all made using our patented Merdacotta® – do away with all frills, drawing on ancient principles. They state that substance lies not in the shape but in the very material they are made of. These are objects that redesign the cycle of nature in a virtuous circle, constituting essential elements of contemporary living.
The shit and clay that make up the MERDACOTTA® thus become a container, underlining the principles of recycling and rebirth, which lies at the heart of the whole Shit Museum brand. The prime material is thus used to create pots for earth and plants. The MERDACOTTA pots are much lighter and more resistant to the cold than similar products in terracotta. The surface is rougher and more natural. A flowerpot saucer with the Museum logo accompanies every pot, available in three different sizes.
MERDACOTTA® may be crystallised in order to produce objects suitable for contact with food and drink, like any other object in terracotta or porcelain, and a non-lead transparent glaze is applied which is then fired at 1000 degrees Celsius. With their classic “farmhouse” design, the edges are thick and the insides are capacious.
A contemporary reappraisal of the classic Tuscan terracotta tile, today hard to find as a true crafts object as production is almost all industrial. The elementary nature of the form finds its revolution in the material itself.Shit turns into surface. The Shit Museum tiles are modular elements to be used for floorings, interior or exterior walls; or to be used individually as allegorical objects, on which to rest a coffeepot or a saucepan; or simply as paperweights, doorstops or coasters..