Sgraffito Carved Vase Billy Buttons

$135.00

A classic and elegant vase, a unique gift for that special person.

2 in stock

Description

A simple minimalist shape vase beautifully hand carved with  one of my favorite flowers, the Australian icon Billy Buttons.

This  piece is unique in every way, I had hand drawn the flowers all around and then carved the surface, to finalize with hand painted yellow dots. This vase is one of my popular pieces and it  will make a statement in your living space and never two are the same. Its narrow tall form is ideal for showcasing the delicacy of long stems but not for a heavy bunch of flowers.

The surface design is inspired in my billy buttons growing in my garden.  It was made using a slab building technique with a white warm mid fire clay body stoneware.

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 clay body I use. There is a natural appreciation of natural objects and processes.

Measurements: 6 cm (W) x 27 (H)

*Handwash preferable

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 to 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.

 

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