Milk Bottle Ceramic Vase

$33.68

7 × 7 × 13 cm
Ceramic, fine white stoneware

12 in stock

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Description:

This vase is cast from a vintage milk bottle. The ceramic vase has a shiny white translucent glaze with a dreamy landscape painting. The glaze contrasts with the unglazed matte surface making it subtle yet tactile. Use with flowers, foliage cuttings, leaves and stalks, as a vase or a homely ornament.

Ceramic vases are left to dry slowly and fired to high a kiln temperature. This ensures that all ceramics and pottery are dishwasher, microwave and frost proof, although they will keep their shine better if washed by hand. All glazes are lead free. Each vase is signed and completely individual.

Please note that the vases are hand glazed and individually painted onto each one. Yours won’t look exactly like the ones pictured, and they will be lovely and unique.

dimensions:
H 14.5cm x D 6cm at widest

Dimensions 7 × 7 × 13 cm
Care Instructions:

Wash with warm soapy water

Story:

This handmade ceramic bottle vase is cast from a vintage milk bottle. The bottle is part of a larger collection of bottles that 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.

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Mainland UK $3.89 4 day(s)
UK Highlands and Islands $3.89 4 day(s)
Western Europe $6.48 6 day(s)
Rest of Europe $6.48 6 day(s)
USA and Canada $16.84 8 day(s)
Far East / Australia-NZ $11.66 9 day(s)
Worldwide $11.66 9 day(s)
Returns

Artist Return Policy : This item can be returned.

Under the consumer contract regulations, you have the right to cancel your order up to 14 days from the day you receive your goods.
You could notify us of your wish to cancel the order by emailing us, and then you have further 14 days from the date you notify to return the goods.

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Should you choose to return or exchange your order you will need to deliver the item(s) to the UK, where this seller is based.

Helen‘s ceramic work embraces the crossover space between art, craft and design. She makes objects that question our sense of what is familiar and what is functional.
She makes subtle, playful changes to familiar objects and styles creating surprising and curious pieces. Her work is tactile and sensory. It is about the surfaces, textures and shapes of everyday things: of displaced objects, their origins and stories. Molten and cooled glazes form the surfaces of objects. Glossy, satin, matte and dry glazes flow, fuse and compose imagery from chemistry. Glazes hint of aquascapes, or places where scale and form are less obvious and so the work gives way to an exploratory feel. Her current work explores the idea of what a vase form is through her slab built work.
Material process:
Working in clay is an absorbing process. It is a slow moving material that inspires patience and delicacy to bring it to its final state. The processes Helen uses are slip casting, hand building with slabs, inlaid and pressed textures. The glazes are applied by dipping or painting and layered onto other glazes to create unique results. Melting glazes has become a theme about capturing a moment in time. Like a rock or crystal structure that was cooled or compressed leaving it in that shape for millennia, a glaze melts and drips until the temperature drops in the kiln and the glaze stops on the pot.

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