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attitude vases

by Bruce Fontaine
Handmade
Community Voted
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  • the story

If This Vase Could Talk

Deliver an astonishing amount of sass to your surroundings with Bruce Fontaine's vase. The clay's rich, dark umber tone and malleability allows Bruce to create bold, anthropomorphic sculptures with added functionality. Fill the attitude vase with flowers or let it stand on its own and speak for itself. You know it will. Handmade in Oregon.

  • details
Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
21067
Made from
clay, foam, glaze
Measurements
Approx. 8" H x 4.5" dia. (7.5" W at elbows; 3" dia. at top)
Notes
Hand wash recommended.
  • the maker

Bruce Fontaine

Oregon potter Bruce Fontaine strives to emulate the feeling of clay works by ancient and indigenous people in the world. Always charming, he often gives his works anthropomorphic qualities, that are often influenced by the colorful people around him.

"I begin each piece by drawing or envisioning the design. Next, I throw the necessary pottery shapes on the wheel and allow the form form to harden. When the clay has approached the desired consistency, I sculpt and add pieces, join forms together, and dry to prepare for the two or more firings that follow." "Although I have formal training in art," he says, "I consider my work to be, "urban folk art."

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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ATTITUDE VASE
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Exact right amount of sass

By 

from New York, NY

About Me Regular Schmuck

Pros

  • Better Than Anticipated
  • Heavy Substantial
  • Understated Sassiness
  • Visually Pleasing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Display
    • Home

    Comments about ATTITUDE VASE:

    I got two of these and I would say that is the exact right number. I know designers say never have an even number of like things but I think three of these would just make me look pretentious! I love these vases. I love the feel of the unpolished clay, I love the look, I love the ATTITUDE. They are perfect. Could not be more pleased.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Attitude with a capital A

    By 

    from Annapolis, MD

    About Me Gift giver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cheeky
    • Unique
    • Witty

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Display

      Comments about ATTITUDE VASE:

      The perfect gift.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Vase was swaddled in layers of bubble-wrap and arrived in perfect condition-appreciate the extra care to ensure this arrived intact.

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      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Broken on arrival

      By 

      from Minneapolis, MN

      About Me Buying a gift

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Looks like a unique vase

      Cons

      • Clearly not durable

      Best Uses

        Comments about ATTITUDE VASE:

        Vase was broken upon arrival. Very well packaged, though so the vase must not be very sturdy. I still wanted another one, but they were out of stock. I was refunded the price of the vase and 1/2 the shipping.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Even better in person.

        By 

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Collector

        Pros

        • Visually Pleasing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Display
          • Gifts

          Comments about ATTITUDE VASE:

          I love the expression on it, and it looks even better with some pretty flowers sprouting out of the head!

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          Q and A

          When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

          205votes, 30 comments

          Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

          Artist Bruce Fontaine proudly sculpts these vases with attitude in Oregon. How would you display this sassy vase?

          dorothy
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          I love this vase. The hands on the hips reminds me of some teenagers I know with attitudes

          Seneca
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          So funny! I would let it stand as is.

          Liane
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          I'm seriously loving this. I want one!!

          elena
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          I know a few people who this would be appropriate for, haha..


          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Too much negative attitude going around this just feeds into that.

          Vickie

          Loving it alone but I think would be great with flowers also!

          pam
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          I love things like this. I'd buy it!

          Vicki
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          I like faces. I like unusual and happy faces, also.

          Dianna
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Made me laugh...so creative!

          Suzanne
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          This is just silly

          Fran
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Funky and cool.

          Mary
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Love it!

          Jessica
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          this really creeps me out!

          mlb
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          I may have bad dreams about this one - remind anyone of the mean trees in wizard of oz?

          Akiko
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          It's a bit ugly and creepy.

          Tuttie
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          love love love it

          LS
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          It does remind me a bit of the Wizard of Oz trees. That's probably why I love it!

          Teresa
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          A vase with an attitude!

          Malorie
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Love this!!! Very whimsical!

          ciara
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          I'm not a big fan of this. The negative flow just throws me off.

          Ana
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          This is going to give me nightmares.

          MIRIAM
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Bo-Ring!

          Nancy
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Wow. I would buy this as a vase for my orchids.

          donna
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          too cool

          terry
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          ugh.

          suzanne
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          I've seen this artist's work before and I'm always impressed by his creativity. I can think of at least three people to give this to for various reasons. I like it!

          Brad
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          OMG It has a butt crack. That is too funny

          Kelly

          Love it...a vase that has something to say. I wish it was priced around 35/40

          T

          oh I love the little "crack" in the back, just as much as the look on its face.

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