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The Experimental Container: The Story of the Medium Vase.

I love having flowers and collections of dried foliage in my home, so I wanted to create a vase that could be added to the table or shelf that would carry the beauty of the British Landscape and then could be enhanced with a bunch of freshly cut blooms from your garden or display a wild collection of natural stems collected on a summer walk.

I first started developing a vase in 2018, but these were very experimental, and I haven’t included these images. It was in 2019 that the vases that you can recognise today were in their beginning stages. I started by throwing the vases on the potter’s wheel and then rolling out clay slabs to add colour to the vase. This was time-consuming, so I began throwing the vases in different colours and reconstructing them. This process was complicated, requiring each vase to be the same width so I moved on.

The final process I tried was adding clay coils to the thrown pieces to add colour. The process took time to perfect, and I enjoyed the challenge of improving the process of making it each time after three years of trial and error. I launched my three vases, a Small Vase, a Medium Vase, and a Large Vase, in 2022.

These hand-thrown stoneware vases are perfect for displaying flowers and decorative items or beautifully designed to stand alone. This decorative stoneware vase’s restful colours reflect the British landscape, and the movement of the two colours in the handmade decorative vase is inspired by the relaxing views created in a seascape.

This vase is the perfect gift for any flower-loving gardener who loves to display her beautiful blooms in her home. It will be the final addition to any interior decoration, particularly for Japandi-style rooms or homes, embracing the wabi-sabi aesthetic.

Posted by Karen Dawn Curtis on March 14th 2024

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