The Rara Avis collection comprises six ceramic mugs-containers travelling beyond mere functionality to become objects of contemplation. The serie is a formal oddity, an exception to the rule seeking to marvel, betting on the crossing of the world of birds and that of archaeology. They have evolved differently through the study period, and as a result of the development of their forms, volumes and textures, have become singular objects. The outcome are six “rare birds”, members of the same family. The pieces were entirely produced following traditional methods, where surface irregularities and the use of grey clay, tailor-made for this production, bestowed individuality to the collection. With this project TODOMUTA Studio continues to delve into the fine line that divides art and design, adding new pieces to the magical inner workings of the studio.