A simple minimalistic shape vase but with lots of details. The surface design are inspired by simple flower patterns handpainted with wax then hand glazed with a glossy white glaze finish which shows beautiful natural spleckles of the clay. The base has also been hand carved and the top rim has a flower shape which helps to keep a flower bunch beautifully arranged. This special rim also helps to keep a single stem balanced without tipping the vase over.
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 natural colour 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 claybody I use. There is a natural appreciation of natural objects and processes.
Measurements: 9 cm (W) x 17.5cm (H)
Materials: All work is made with cone 10 stoneware. They are hand carved, handpainted utilising food safe glazes and underglazes.
Alma Terra ceramics are produced with passion in North East Victoria in the beautiful Ovens Valley.
*Microwave and oven safe