Tripod is a recent development of Ton Haas industrial design. Ton Haas was invited by the Fair trade Organisation from the Netherlands and Comparte SA from Chile to design and develop a series of ceramic items to be produced by local manufacturers. Tripod’s are made by hand by local artisans in Pomaire 120 km. south of Santiago the Chile. For producing these items the artisans use a locally found red clay and after forming and air drying the pieces they are fired in traditional furnaces on about 800 ºC. The forms and surface treatments of these pots are related to local tradition and history.