grenade micro bud vaseby Toby Fraley $22.00
- the story
Bloom Goes the Dynamite
An iconic snapshot captured the spirit of the '60s peace movement: a young protester placing flowers into the barrels of the guns being leveled at him.
These unique bud vases evoke that peace-loving spirit. The mold for the base was made using an actual WWII-era grenade, and the stoneware is then finished with sweet, pastel acrylics. A slender glass tube rests in the top, allowing you to display small bursts of floral fireworks. The vase is the creation of artist Toby Atticus Fraley, whose work often uses artifacts of popular culture in playful new contexts. Made in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
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- Made from
- glass, ceramic, acrylic
- 3.25" H x 2.5" Dia.
- Care: Clean with damp cloth.
To use: remove vial, fill with water (a straw comes in handy), insert flower then insert glass vial back into grenade.
- the maker
Artist Toby Fraley has exhibited in over 40 national fine art and contemporary craft shows. Pieces are held in university, corporate and private collections, including those belonging to two different Grammy Award winning musicians.
Past shows include the Smithsonian Craft show in Washington DC, the Raphael Founder's Prize Show in Pittsburgh and the One and Only Show at the John Michael Kohler Art Center.
Toby also sells his works directly to galleries in over 15 states across the county. His pieces can be found in galleries such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art shop and the Society for Contemporary Crafts shop in Pittsburgh. Additionally he produces privately commissioned works and public art pieces.
Currently, Toby is based in Washington, Pennsylvania about 40 minutes south of Pittsburgh. collection
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