Everyone enjoys the ease of arranging flowers in my vase -- the folds catch the stems and create a lovely floral display almost automatically. A gardener you know would be delighted with this as a birthday gift!
It is about 6 inches in height and about the same in width at the top. It is a perfect size for most garden blooms. I make each one individually, so each has its own shape and grace. Your vase will be similar to the one pictured.
I also make the vase in a larger size. If you would like something to hold even longer stems, such as you might get from a grocery or a florist, check out http://www.etsy.com/listing/42710070/elegant-folded-porcelain-vase
If you are looking for a smaller size to hold the tiny blooms of spring like violets, snowdrops and miniature daffodils. : http://www.etsy.com/listing/44309398/folded-porcelain-handkerchief-vase-small
I see my folded porcelain forms as freezing a moment of fluidity. Each piece involves rolling out thin sheets of porcelain, coaxing the clay into soft folds, and tending the work through weeks of careful drying, burnishing, and carving. The last steps of glazing and firing finally yield the finished piece.
Over the years, I have been pleased to earn numerous awards with my porcelain forms. My works are shown at galleries and museums throughout the United States and are included in many public and private collections. I created a large porcelain wall sculpture for the Corning Glass Works Executive Club and pieces from my folded vase series, along with other works, have been exhibited at the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery.