My large leaf vase ‘Fibonacci’ is inspired by my love of nature, clay and the science of the Fibonacci Sequence. Nature is so clever – it never ceases to amaze me. This sequence is an example of how nature maximises shape and form so plants and trees can grow in the most efficient way. It’s also, I believe, what makes the flora arouond us so beautiful and appealing to the human eye.
During the making of this large vase ‘Fibonacci’, I mimick the sequence by scratching branch patterns into the clay body conforming to the ratios. It may not be precise, but you can certainly see the pleaseing structure of these marks when they are in areas of balance on the vase surface.
Learn more about the inspiration and philosophy behind my ‘Signature Collection’ of vases in the short video below:
The Philosophy Behind My Signature Vase Collection
Initially, I use black clay to create the base for my Large Leaf Vase ‘Fibonacci’. Then I add layers of contrasting stoneware clays and porcelain as I grow the vase shape. Towards the end of the throwing process, I add layers of porcelain which I stretch and mould to form the fluted rim. This represents a beautiful fragility. Next I paint copper oxide leaves and branches onto the bisque fired surface and cover the whole vase in a shiny glaze. After glazing to 1260 degrees, I enhance areas of the vase with platinum lustre; these lustres are then fired to 740 degrees, bringing out their beautiful metallic sheen.
Dimensions: Base:13cm x Height:42cm x Rim:27cm. If you would like to experience Fibonacci ‘Up Close & Personal’ please watch the video footage under the ‘video tab’ at the top of this product description section. Also, if you require additional information or images please do contact me. I am very happy to help you make a fully informed decision about this special piece of ceramics.
‘Fibonacci’ has been tested as water-tight up to half of it’s height, so it is suitable for fresh flowers. If you need to clean the vase, please rinse it out with soapy water – being careful not to damage the delicate rim.
If you would like a specific shape and decorative design made for you please contact me and I will make a bespoke vase based on your specific requirements (3-4 weeks delivery).
In stock, ready made items as pictured here will be dispatched within 3 days of order confirmation.