Artichoke Heart Vase Pair

created by

Melanie Mckenney

$44.00

Melanie Mckenney created by

Melanie Mckenney

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All Choked Up

Sculptress Melanie Mckenney finds her inspiration in nature—not the typical flowers and trees, but in the abundant textures and colors of ordinary fruits and vegetables.

In this two-part, earthenware vase set she has captured the quirky shape of this peel-apart vegetable in delicious detail.

She forms a slip-cast mold from an actual artichoke to recreate the overlapping petals that make up its exterior. Leaving no detail to the imagination, the artist halves the choke and casts its fascinating interior, from its outermost leaves to its coveted heart, in intricate detail. She finishes off her delicious creation with food-safe, non-toxic glazes that capture the rich greens and deep purples found in the edible original.

More than just a charming ode to one of nature's most sculptural creations, each piece's hollowed top holds a freshly-picked bloom. Create a scrumptious centerpiece on your kitchen table, balance a whole room by placing the split halves in unexpected spots. Or give them as a gift to bring a whole new meaning to the concept of giving your heart to someone. Handmade in Tonawanda, New York.

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Melanie Mckenney

created by

Melanie Mckenney

Melanie Mckenney originally hails from Buffalo, NY. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from nearby Alfred University in 2006, but continued her training through numerous workshops, including study at the Studio Arts Centers International in Florence, Italy. Melanie helped to run a non-profit ceramics program in Lexington, MA, before returning to Buffalo, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.

Melanie finds the inspiration for her functional pottery in nature, and believes that capturing those natural forms in clay evokes a new appreciation for everyday objects. Often taken for granted, fruits and vegetables display a rich variety of shapes, colors, and textures. By casting directly from the actual fruit or vegetable, Melanie is able to capture these in detail. Her line of Vegetabowlsc has been in production since 2010, and she hopes to promote local farming, healthy eating, and an appreciation for handmade housewares.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
earthenware
Measurements
Each half: 2.875" H x 3.5" W
Notes
Dishwasher safe; not microwave safe.
Item ID
23349

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Please note, the Artichoke Heart Vase Pair has been discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available.

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ARTICHOKE HEART VASE PAIR
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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Cons

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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (4)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Mother (3)

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5.0

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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from San Jose, CA

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Well Constructed

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertaining

    Comments about ARTICHOKE HEART VASE PAIR:

    I think this is SUCH a beautiful piece. I bought it for myself, as I wanted something great for my coffee table. And, this is just that! I am probably going to buy more for my sisters, as I know they would love this. It really does look EXACTLY like an artichoke. Well done.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
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    • Other

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    4.0

    Cute Vase

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    from Boston, MA

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    Comments about ARTICHOKE HEART VASE PAIR:

    This vase is really cute. Other comments said it was small, but I was still surprised by just how small it was when it arrived. I was a little bummed that the purple color wasn't more prevalent in the center in the one I ended up with, but it's still beautifully done.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Mother
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

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    5.0

    "She even likes artichoke hearts like me

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    from Fairfax, VA

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • It Was Sentimental To Us

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • We Use It As Inside Decor

      Comments about ARTICHOKE HEART VASE PAIR:

      I thought it was going to be a bit bigger but overall it was exactly what I wanted. Thanks for being so artistic!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
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      • Anniversary

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      5.0

      Mother's Day Gift

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      from Oakland, CA

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Very Original
      • Well Constructed

      Cons

      • a little small

      Best Uses

        Comments about ARTICHOKE HEART VASE PAIR:

        My mom grew up in California eating artichokes but now she lives in the Midwest, so I thought this would be a perfect gift as a reminder of her childhood. Can't wait to see what she things!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Mother
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Mother’s Day

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        5.0

        love it

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        from Indiana

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Cleans Easily

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          • Entertaining

          Comments about ARTICHOKE HEART VASE PAIR:

          Original & intricate!

          Service and delivery comments:

          Perfect condition!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Mother
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Birthday

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