This hand-thrown ceramic vase base is entwined with natural weaving to create a unique Woven Overgrown Vase. Hand painted vines and leaves give way to the natural woven fibres, showing us how easily a man-made item can become overgrown by the power of plants; that nature is the greatest force. Natural materials that would ordinarily decompose with time such as clay and vines are worked through the creative process to create something that will last. This suggests the strength to outlast us all can be found by using natural elements, even when they are ‘overplanted’.
Approximate height 35cm
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These items are handmade at every stage in the making process and so each is unique. From creating the form, to hand making each batch of glaze, to hand carving and hand painting the designs, many variances are found at each stage of the process. Each piece is mindfully created in my studio over a number of weeks, with each finished piece having its own subtle differences. That is the beauty of handmade. These photos are a representation of the piece from this collection you will receive.