01. BUD VASES

These bud vases evoke the organic growth of coral and fungi - the whole being made up of many individuals. The seemingly random configuration echos the way that flowers arrange themselves in nature, producing effortless displays. The effect I aim to achieve is to create a feeling of light-heartedness.

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02. SQUID VASE

The squid vase is inspired by the way aquatic creatures move about in their watery world, weightlessly and effortlessly - a feeling us land-based life-forms yearn for. The undulating sides almost trick the eye into believing that the vase is moving, and could float off on a whim.

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03. SEA SHELL VASES

The sea shell vases are about finding a delicate sea-shell on a rocky shore. It seems miraculous that shells can survive the journey through the pounding surf by submitting to the flow of the waves. The paradox of appearing fragile, but actually being strong, is an attribute I admire greatly.

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04. WATER, WIND, SAND VASES

These vases are inspired by the way that water and wind wash over sand, creating patterns that are always on the move, recording each little gust and swirl, influencing the shape of the next ridge to be formed.

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05. SPLASH VASE

This splash vase is inspired by ultra slow motion photography of a drop of water. I have used the porcelain in a spontaneous way to evoke a feeling of chance movement, captured in a split second. The celadon glaze is strongly evocative of water, both in the way the glaze has melted, and in the way its colour reacts to different light intensities.

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06. LEAF VASE

This leaf vase emphasises the support that flowers need in order to flourish - the parts of a plant that do not always get the attention they deserve. Foliage and stems are beautiful in their own right.

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