My Signature Vases ‘Honoring The Healing Beauty of Trees’ will be launched in the New Year 2022. They are inspired by my prototype tree vase ‘Crescente Abore’ which I created in 2021. I will be stretching my philosophy and concept further to create a striking and thought proving collection which communicates the healing beauty and value that trees bring to our planet.
During the making of my vases, I hold an intention of growth and energetic expanse while forming the clay. Plants and trees in nature have intention, this is how they grow towards the light and communicate with each other. 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.
As well as listening to the clay as I work, moulding and manipilalting it; I will also be working with the Fibonacci code to create pleasing and powerful forms and decoration.
I am starting to work with charities who are involved with reforestation so I can donate a portion of the profit I make on the sale of each Signature Vase. This way I can help sustain the healing beauty of the trees that bring us life on our planet.
Learn more about the original inspiration and philosophy behind the prototype collection of vases in the short video below:
The Philosophy Behind My Signature Vase Collection
Firstly I hold 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. Later in the process, I scratch branches and plant patterns into the surface before it’s first firing, a process called ‘sgraffito’. 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 each vase. Finally I use a fine brush to paint gold, platinum and pearl lustres onto the surface depicting skeleton leaves – showing how age can in fact bring more beauty than youth!
Please contact me if you would like to see images of this Signature Vase collection in progress and register your interest.