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. You can find out more about my process, and see a short video here.
This vase has green hand-coloured stoneware, and porcelain white stoneware, inlaid into white 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 – 8.8 cm
Width – 11.7 cm
Vase section: Height: 5.8 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. This is an ongoing process and I'm always looking for new ways to reduce the impact of my work. When sending out my work, all packaging is plastic -free. You can find out more about this here.
Please do contact me if you have any questions.