A simple minimalist shape vases but with lots of details on them. Beautifully hand carved with botanical unique patterns all around.
These pieces are unique in every way, they will make a statement in your living space and never two are the same. This is why I love making them, it keeps my creativity going and inspiration is never short.
The surface design is inspired in simple patterns that I see in wallpapers, illustrations and fabrics. It was made using a slab building technique with a white warm mid fire clay body stoneware.
There is three designs available: Floresta, Matisse and Hakea Garden
As my pieces are 100 % handmade. They may show beautiful imperfections that only a handmade product can achieve. I enjoy the slab building process and create pieces following the Japanese philosophy Wabi -sabi. The characteristic of the Wabi-sabi include asymmetry, simplicity and sometimes roughness depending on the claybody I use. There is a natural appreciation of natural objects and processes.
Measurements: 9 cm (W) x 17.5cm (H)
Materials: The vases were made with cone 6 stoneware. They are hand carved, hand painted utilising food safe glazes and underglazes.
Sustainability: Alma Terra products are ethically made by me in my backyard studio, I care about the environment and the footprint on earth, I only use Australian raw materials and products instead of flying them form different parts of the world, I support Australian businesses only. I recycle and reuse water from the studio to water the veggie garden right outside my creative space. Every left over of clay is recycled until I collect a sufficient amount to make more ceramic pieces. The kiln is run on solar power to fire my work so I minimise the demand from electricity.
I use new and repurposed cardboard boxes and recyclable and biodegradable packing materials only.
Alma Terra ceramics are produced with passion in North East Victoria in the beautiful Ovens Valley.