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Cutout White Vase

Jennifer Cooper

$125

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Cutout White Vase

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In the realm of functional artistry, the White and Raw Clay Flower Vase emerges as a striking testament to innovation and form. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this vessel transcends the ordinary, offering a canvas where functionality intertwines seamlessly with aesthetics, and where the boundaries between sculpture and utility blur into oblivion. With geometric circle apertures adorning its crown, this vase stands as a bold exploration of space and dimension, inviting both admiration and engagement. At first glance, the purity of the white clay juxtaposed with the raw, unadorned surface evokes a sense of minimalist elegance. Yet, it is the meticulously crafted circle apertures that truly captivate the eye, offering a glimpse into a world where form meets function in perfect harmony. These geometric voids, reminiscent of celestial bodies suspended in the vast expanse of space, serve not only as a decorative motif but also as a unique opportunity for artistic expression. They beckon the viewer to explore the interplay between positive and negative space, inviting them to reimagine the possibilities of floral arrangement. In the hands of the discerning connoisseur, the White and Raw Clay Flower Vase becomes more than a mere vessel for blooms; it becomes a platform for creative exploration. With each carefully curated arrangement, the circular apertures transform into portals of imagination, framing nature's bounty in a symphony of shapes and shadows. As both an object of contemplation and a catalyst for artistic expression, this vase transcends its utilitarian function, inviting us to embrace the beauty of imperfection and the infinite possibilities of the creative process.

5
10"H × 5"W × 5"D
Fine Craft
Ceramic
Abstract
Modern
Containers
ceramic and glaze
Yes
Yes

STATEMENT

There is something uniquely human about making art out of clay. As one of the oldest art materials in human history, I have been drawn to the material and absolutely obsessed with it since my first pottery class at the age of 10. The feeling of fresh clay between my fingers and the endless possibilities have my brain in a constant state of wonder. I enjoy moving through all of the stages of the process like a dance that is similar but ever changing in the result. For me, the process of making is as important as the product because of the therapeutic calm that it serves my being. I am always thinking about touch. As my work is created to be used daily and serves a specific purpose to bring joy and comfort to the task that it has been created for. How does the piece feel when held, how will the work entertain, comfort or please the user; are constant questions that spiral through my thoughts through the entire process of making. These questions, paired with the never ending possibilities of surface, keep my work in a consistent evolution that responds to motifs of social justice, objects of comfort, and culturally diverse repeated patterns. As part of my continued exploration of the material, I use several different clay bodies that span in color from deep brown to bright white. The way that patterns and surface techniques respond to these different canvases is strikingly different and creates a different experience depending on the clay body chosen. A porcelain mug yields a delicate bright white canvas that backlights whatever glaze or color is applied onto its surface, while the deep brown clay is usually left partially unglazed for the user to interact with its naturally rich texture. As I waiver between clay bodies and surface decoration, my work is cohesive within the themes of texture, imagery and form which provides a diverse body of work that is cohesive while each piece is individual. Each piece is thought through from foot to lip and edge to curve making sure that the experience of the user is enjoyable and specific, keeping them coming back for more.

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