A minimal, patterned handmade vase, in which the flowers sit behind a flat geometric plane. These work perfectly with a single stem, a small posy of flowers, or as a stand alone piece.
This collection of vases was developed out of a fascination with the interaction of architecture and the natural world; clean lines against organic shapes. The simple slab-built forms contrast with plants and flowers, with the flowers peeking out from behind the vase.
The front plane incorporates a fine layer of twisted and folded hand-coloured clay embedded into the surface, making each piece a one-off. This patterning process has gradually developed after becoming fascinated with Nerikomi technique and hand-colouring clay as soon as I started working with pottery.
This vase has white and soft black hand-coloured clay, inlaid into speckled stoneware clay.
All of my work is carefully hand built in my studio in East Oxford. Each vase is fired twice at a high temperature. After firing, the outside is polished by hand to create a smooth surface. The inside and back is glazed with a lovely matte clear glaze, making them great with dried or fresh flowers.
Height – 8.8 cm
Width – 12.5 cm
Height: 6 cm
Each vase is made carefully by hand which means that they are all completely unique and individual pieces.
It is important to me as a maker to consider the environmental impact of my work. I love working with a natural material, and make sure to seek out sustainable products for use in the studio. This is an ongoing process and I am always looking for new ways to reduce the impact of my work. When sending out my work, all packaging is plastic -free.
Please do contact me if you have any questions.