Ceramic bud vases – 1 x Vinegar bottle, 1 x Paneled Square bottle and 1 x Milk bottle. A lovely table center decoration, or mantle piece feature. ceramic vase bottles are stoneware high fired to 1225 degrees which gives ceramic a nice ‘ring’.
These handmade ceramic bottle vases are cast from a collection of bottles. They are a study of glass bottle design over the centuries. How do they look together? Bottles from completely different times in history were collected and plaster cast into moulds to make ceramic bottles. Bottles sit together as a collection, despite having different origins and functions, like objects in a charity shop or auction house. Our culture is full of disparate objects. The landscape glaze painting is inspired by the mountain scene pure water source depicted on the modern Volvic bottle, which is so at odds with the plastic it is moulded from. The collection of bottle vases is about our perception of design, style, function and history.
The shiny glazes contrast with the raw, unglazed matte ceramic making it very tactile. Use with flowers, foliage cuttings, leaves and stalks, it is versatile as a vase
|Dimensions||7 × 6 × 13 cm|
Wash with warm soapy water. Dishwasher if you have to.
Landscape ceramic vases are cast from a collection of original 20th Century glass bottles. The 20th century was awash with over production and a materialistic culture. Bottles and objects were cast adrift from their different eras. Different bottle designs and styles were reused and re sold before ending up in over spills such as antique auctions or charity shop shelves, awash with other random objects. This collection is an attempt to unify disparate objects from distant styles.
Bottle vase glaze design is inspired by the embossed landscapes on plastic water bottles that attempt to depict the vast and pure origins of mountain waters, yet in plastic bottles which are so contrary to that image.