Limited Edition Virginia Graham Bud Vases

£30.00

Made especially for Debbie Bryan, each bud vase is handcrafted by celebrated studio potter Virginia Graham.

A limited edition collection, the bud vases are unique and handmade in Virginia’s distinctive style, made by ceramic slip casting, hand building and enamel transfer printing design techniques.

Constructed from flat-clay, Virginia rolled and bonds her collections in a signature black-slip. This contrast makes them fully-functional yet beautifully distinctive. This range of sweet, floral bud vases are not different. Suitable for dried or fresh flowers, they’ll add a unique look to your home, office or studio decor.

Created in pastel tones using slip painting and enamel transfer with chintz border.

Materials: Stoneware clay and decal
Colour: Pale blue; mint green; mushroom
Dimensions: H13cm x W5cm x D5cm
Care instructions: Recommended hand wash only

Hand-crafted by Virginia Graham in her garden studio in the market town of Corsham, Wiltshire, The Cotswolds, UK

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Description

Virginia Graham: Bud Vase

Virginia is highly successful and established studio potter, surface pattern designer and colour theorist. With features in Elle Decoration, Vogue, Ceramic Review, Country Living and Period Living to her credit.

Virginia established her practice over 20 years ago and has since exhibited in Japan, USA and enjoyed shows at the V&A, Selfridges,  Crafts Council Gallery and the Royal College of Art.

Know for creating handmade ceramics with a reference to historical wares, Virginia also draws inspiration  from collage techniques, vintage textiles, paper ephemera and themes of collecting and commemoration.

Also available to purchase online and in-store at our Nottingham Lace Market and Ruddington Village Galleries are Virginia Graham’s planters, side plates, vases, mugs and soap dishes.

Quote from Virginia Graham about her work

“Everyone has objects and possessions that they are passionate about and value most highly. Often these objects are not valuable in monetary terms but are simply everyday things that evoke memories and experiences. For this reason they are propelled to a higher status than was originally intended.

My attention is drawn to the collector who consciously hoards objects. I make teapots and tea services because they are the ultimate in collectable ceramics; they are also ordinary objects that are instantly recognisable to the onlooker. 

I am fascinated by the way in which these objects; that were originally intended for use, are so often collected and displayed behind glass never to be used for feat of betraying their newfound status.

I use a combination of slip casting and hand-building techniques to create forms with many components, often recreating objects and placing them out of context. For example, I frequently use a tap as a mug handle or a teapot lid.

Surfaces make reference to utilitarian wares from industrial ceramic history, including mochaware, cornishware and blue and white porcelain. Floral transfers, metallic lustres and found objects are the finishing touches to create eclectic pieces that are precious and collectable yet ordinary and familiar.”

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Limited Edition Virginia Graham Bud Vases

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