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 stoneware embedded into the surface, making each pattern different. This patterning process has gradually developed after becoming fascinated with Nerikomi and agateware techniques and hand-colouring clay as soon as I started working with pottery.
This vase has sky blue hand-coloured stoneware, and porcelain white stoneware, inlaid into speckled stoneware clay.
All of my work is 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 tactile surface. The inside and back is glazed with a lovely matte clear glaze, making it perfect for fresh or dried flowers.
Front: Height – 9 cm
Width – 11.5 cm
Vase section: 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 that clay is 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.