During a 4 month sabbatical in Bali, I studied ceramic and porcelain product development. My studies during this time lead me to create a vase series called „objectify“. The series was conceived as an attempt to explore the dichotomy that lies between conformity and individualism.
A mold was used to prototype each initial form. By adding and subtracting I applied unique characteristics to the same bases to achieve vases with a unique character. The vases still have the potential to be functional and the narrative expression adds a layer of irony and humor to each vase. The series aims to expose contradictions in our society for the need of conformity and individualism and our wish for the benefits of mass produced items which equally poses unique characteristics.
In acknowledgement of these contradictions the „objectify" vase series will be produced by hand. Minor variations in design, shape and color should not be considered a defect but as a valuable and aesthetic characteristic. Precisely because of those differences, you will be able to appreciate that it is a hand made creation and not an industrial product.
Dimensions: W 9 x H 23
Wheel thrown, hand built, hand glazed in Bali, Indonesia