My large tree vase ‘Crescente Abore’ (meaning growing tree in latin), is inspired by my love of nature and how I enjoy manipulating clay with a specific intention. Plants and trees in nature have intention, this is how they grow towards the light. Clay is made of plant debris and minerals from the earth’s crust and the clay particles are bound by energy (as with everything in the cosmos). I believe, that when we hold intention in our mind when we create, it has a direct influence on the form we are producing. Science is now discovering that the power of thought (intention) has an influence on so much in our lives. The intention project studies this and also describes how trees are in fact affected by thought.
During the making of this large vase ‘Crescente Abore’, I hold an intention of growth and energetic expanse while forming the clay. I ‘listen’ to the clay as I work, moulding and manipilalting it.
Learn more about the inspiration and philosophy behind this collection of vases in the short video below:
The Philosophy Behind My Signature Vase Collection
Firstly I hoild a clear intention of growth and expanse before I start throwing the clay on the Potter’s Wheel. I ‘listen’, responding to how they clay ‘wants’ to evolve, as I add layers of contrasting stoneware clays and porcelain. Eventually this manifests in a beautiful ‘explosion’ of porecelain at the rim, depicting organic growth and expanse; much like the growing canopy of a tree. Like the other vases in the collection, I scratch branches and plant patterns into the surface before it’s first firing. Then I use copper oxide to enhance certain areas before covering the whole vase in a shiny glaze. This creates a rich textured relief and surface on the vase.
Dimensions: Base:12cm x Height:41cm x Rim:35cm. If you would like to experience Crescente Abore ‘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.
‘Crescente Abore’ 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).
This vase is In stock at OCG in Ambleside. Please contact them to purchase.