Butter Vase Series
by Invention Collection

Paper clay, glaze

Blue 1: 31cm H x 8cm D
Blue 2: 38cm H x 8cm D

Pink 1: 47cm H x 8cm D
Pink 2: 48cm H x 8cm D

Blue Pair: $1200.00
Pink Pair: $1400.00                              Enquire︎︎︎

For centuries ceramic craft has been entangled with functional expectations. Still to this day, many perceive ceramic works as a lesser form if they do not contain handles, a watertight body or have a specific and obvious use. By disrupting the notion that ceramics must be functional objects, we allow a space to explore and expand our knowledge of the craft. Art forms no longer must have a practical purpose in order to be deemed valuable. By rejecting the fundamental elements of a vase, the Butter Vase Series playfully captures the eye of the beholder and questions, what makes a vase a vase? The series systematically repels typical traditional components including protruding handles, smooth streamline forms, neutral colour tones, and gloss glaze interiors that are expected in ceramic craft. By maintaining fragments of traditional elements such as a flared top and hollowed shell, the Butter Vase Series has an ambiguous, alluring nature that stays open to interpretation.
Invention Collection (Steph Woods) 
Steph Woods is a ceramic artist and designer based in Brisbane, Queensland. Invention Collection is her practice name and as the name suggests, it is a collection of Steph’s artistic inventions. Invention Collection exaggerates and celebrates the functionality of objects, rejecting modern and minimalist design ideals to create pieces that stick in the mind and tell a story. They become a parade of explosive colour and whimsical forms that long for personal connection from the user. Steph’s playful designs have been displayed in spaces such as the Institute of Modern Art, Artisan, the Museum of Brisbane and Pépite.

IG : @inventioncollection 

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