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An elegant yet sexy, Victorian - modern vase / sculptural vessel that is my signature form. It does function –and very well I might add— as a vase (with the cinched waist and fanned opening), but is obviously quite stunning as a mantel sculpture or side-board decoration. Beautiful for use, or use just for beauty.

This piece is completely one-of-a-kind. I used no molds to make any part of the form or its details.

Clothing (Elizabethan to Couture) and metalworking are long time influences for me. This piece combines both of those interests, melding the architecture of 19th century corsetry with Art Nouveau silver, into one sexy ceramic form.

The main body of this vase is in a light blue-gray satin glaze. The details (the top edge and feet) and interior are in a glossy version of the same.

Dimensions: 9" h x 10.5" l x 7" d
Water-tight.

Despite its shape, I did throw this piece on the potters wheel. It is heavily altered and darted (a fabric term for cutting out one shape and mending the seam to create a new shape), giving it the hourglass and undulating form. The feet and lip are carved, handles are hand-formed, and surface includes various slip (liquid clay) decorating techniques (like cake-decorating).

A time-consuming piece for me to make, and a completely unique piece for you to enjoy.

See more signature vessels and vases in shop here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/KiefferCeramics?section_id=6942217

Frequently asked questions about KiefferCeramics

Residents of Massachusetts will be charged sales tax.
If packing and shipping costs are less than what I've listed to your location, I will refund shipping overages.
Your new piece is both elegant & intended for your use and enjoyment! Please follow the care instructions provided for your unique piece. Handmade pottery can need (and happily, deserves) a little more love to prolong its life than contemporary manufactured ware: Because of the abrasive nature of dishwashing detergent, which could eventually dull the surface over time, hand washing is not necessary, but recommended.

Please keep in mind that while my pottery is quite durable, it is still made from clay and can be damaged if dropped or knocked about. Often, flaws created during impact will not be detectable immediately. Impact flaws can develop into a crack or break with use over time.

I cannot replace ware damaged from use.
I don't usually take on commissions, but sometimes take requests. If you see something in my shop and would like it in a different color in my palette, or have seen something not currently available that I've sold in the recent past, please email me so I can consider your request and explain the payment process. Please note, it can take from 1-4 months to complete.
Kristen Kieffer / Kieffer Ceramics bears and accepts no responsibility for injury or damage which may result from the improper use of Kieffer Ceramics ware; from a product modified or repaired by others; or from abuse, abnormal use, or use beyond normal product life. Our maximum liability to you is the amount you paid for the item(s) purchased. Please read my Care information prior to using your Kieffer Ceramics pottery. Contact me directly with any questions you might have about your pottery.

Flower vase / vessel (Corset series), Home decor Victorian modern brocade in Cornflower blue


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: porcelain, glaze
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 334 reviews
  • Favorited by: 68 people