Shape Vase Summit
Shape Vase Summit
A minimal, patterned handmade vase, in which the flowers sit behind a flat geometric plane. These work perfectly with a single stem, a small posy of flowers, or as a stand alone piece.
Emily developed this collection of vases out of a fascination with the interaction of architecture and the natural world; clean lines against organic shapes.
The front plane incorporates a fine layer of twisted and folded hand-coloured clay embedded into the surface, making each piece a one-off. This patterning process has gradually developed after becoming fascinated with Nerikomi technique and hand-colouring clay as soon as I started working with pottery.
Approx. dimensions. Front. Height 8.8 cm. Width 12.5 cm.
Vase section. Height: 5.8 cm
Each vase is made carefully by hand which means that they are all completely unique and individual pieces.
About Emily Marston.
Emily Marston is a ceramicist based in Oxford. She works in small batches to create minimal ceramic artworks, influenced by nature and architectural design. Water – sea, river, lake, as well as open skies and the landscape around where she lives in Oxfordshire all have an impact on her work.
She is attracted to minimalist architectural design, particularly buildings that fully embrace and work with nature in a sustainable way. This contrast of the natural and built environment also feeds into the shapes that she creates.
Before finding pottery, Emily studied Fine Art Painting at Winchester School of Art, followed by History of Art and Architecture when she moved to Oxford. She spent over ten years curating and promoting the work of artists and designer makers and is still passionate about championing other artists, appreciating the love that goes into anything handmade.