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“What really matters is not the sculptures, but the spirit of fellowship which one tries to express. The value of the pieces lies in the moment when they have a direct bearing on life, when they help us to see more clearly, give us heart, help us to get to grips with life. But the pieces are not life. They are a reflection of life”. Sonja Ferlov Mancoba (1911-1984).


Struck by the sculptor’s words, hearing within them the core of female friendship, I longed to materialize this philosophy in my own work. By inviting my friends to join me in the workshop and in the crafting of the tables, the pieces become an expression of the female community and an unforgettable memory. Thank you, Lotta, Elin, Melinda and Marina.

Designed for the all-female exhibition 'Sisters'

Crafted in Barcelona

Handcrafted clay bases, tabletop in glass 

Dimensions - 50x50x46 cm.

Can be made in other colours and sizes.

Signed pieces

Made to order, lead time 6 weeks

Photography by Ampi Aristu

common effort sanna völke
hadcrafted clay table by sanna völker

"For Ferlov Mancoba, the main objective was to metaphorically ‘go hand-in-hand’ and create together. As a counterpoint to the selfish, soulless and materialistic world in which she felt she lived, she strove in her art to promote the great community of man across nations and cultures. ‘Only through each other can we live and breathe, and no-one creates alone’ 

foto ampi aristu
design by sanna völker
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sanna völker sisters exhibition
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