Bud Vase: Series II, 2019
Edition of 10
The first series of bud vases in this line of vessels focused on precision and clarity of line and form. In stark contrast, this series places a spotlight on imperfection. Constructed of terracotta as opposed to porcelain (terracotta arguably a low-brow clay body by comparison), each piece is press-molded into a degrading mold to reflect both the hand of the maker and the process of making. Imperfections, parting lines of the mold, and cracks from the drying and firing process are freely presented to the viewer across the surface of each piece demonstrating the ephemerality of the mold captured in the permanence of ceramic. No two in this series are identical.
Functional and water-tight. Food, dishwasher, and microwave safe.