Nine to Know | Vases and Vessels

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    Artisanal ceramic vessels and vases manifest an ancient design language in organic form and finish.

    Bespoke objects such as vases and vessels are integral to creating a personalised design narrative in your home. By definition, vessels are ‘hollow containers’, which take the form of sculptural and artistic ornaments. At the same time, vases are a type of vessel that brings both functionality and elegance to the home. We’ve collated nine standout ceramic vessels and vases, lovingly handmade and inspired by Japanese and Scandinavian design.

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    Working from a studio in Australia’s Sunshine Coast hinterland, Mel Lumb’s handcrafted ceramic works feature an earthy palette and tactile finish, creating a raw aesthetic. Her influences include Danish mid-century, Japanese design and the Australian landscape.

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    Italian ceramicist Paola Paronetto’s Clay Objects appear lightweight and paper-like. Their unique texture is created by adding paper pulp and fibre to a ceramic mixture, resulting in delicate, sculptural forms.

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    The Kerryn Levy Torn Onishi vase reflects the landscape devastated by Australia’s Black Summer bushfires in 2019-2020. It was created for the Landskein exhibition in collaboration with artist Theresa Hunt. Kerryn Levy used slivers of gold leaf to highlight a beauty within the charred landscape.

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    Jean-Christophe Clair designed the Marmaro vase for Rometti. This hand thrown vessel exemplifies how “different souls of nature resonate together.”

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    The Ettore Sottsass vase was designed by the famous Italian architect Ettore Sottsass for Bitossi in 1962. This ceramic comes from a collection of painted Italian vases of various shapes.

  • Nine to know | Vases & Vessels

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