Fairy Ring Vase
Hand thrown and carefully sculpted in ceramics; The Fairy Ring Vase celebrates the magic that can arise in the overplanted. The naturally occurring rings of mushrooms are mainly found in densely forested areas or gardens and have long since embodied folk lore and the realm of the unknown. The Fairy Ring Vase is comprised of two parts; a cylindrical vase for water and a shallow bowl with delicate holes that rests in the main vase. Blooms can be placed by their stems into the holes and arranged inside the Fairy Ring itself, capturing the magic and ‘overplanting’ the vase. Alternatively, it can be enjoyed purely as a ceramic sculpture.
height - 35cm
width - 30cm
Fungi have always been important for ritualistic and sacred purposes. They bring good luck, longevity, freedom and represent the sort of powers in the world that exist abundantly but are usually unseen.
Folklore tells us that Fairy rings are the dwelling places of fairies, pixies and elves, a place where time runs differently and where fairies dance and play. A place filled with magic we do not understand and are best to be wary of. It is said that if you step into a fairy ring you will be transported to a different time or made to dance with the fairies until you collapse from exhaustion. Northumbrian tradition states to run round it nine times under a full moon (never a tenth or it will bring bad fortune) before you investigate it and Welsh folklore states that you may lose track of time thinking you have danced in the ring for moments only to discover it has been days or weeks in human time. Whether the fairy rings are caused by the dancing feet of fairies or a marker for the fairy folk, they are most certainly a magical sight to behold and good luck can be had if you treat the fairies well.
This case is wheel thrown, hand carved and hand painted. This is a handmade piece that takes many stages and processes to create and the end result showcases the care and love that has gone into its production.
Dimensions of tray - approximate length 25cm x width 15cm
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