home tall cylinder vaseby Eric Hendrick and Noelle VanHendrick $350.00
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Free Verse for Your Flowers
Add a bouquet of beauty and inspiration to your home with this impressive ceramic vase that adds a bit poetry to your table and to your fresh-picked, long-stem blooms. Noelle Van Hendrick's heartfelt prose is carved using the sculptress' distinctive handwriting and wraps around the hand-glazed, cylindrical body of this swirled vessel, filling your home with warmth whether or not it's holding flowers.
Noelle's poem reads: "Home = safe... a peaceful place... where we find our self... a place to rest... to wash... to love... to grow. Home = Our World to Create... a place to snuggle... so warm... so soft... a place to heal... to feel... to be... real. Home = A Place to Define and Redefine Reality... a sacred place... of respect and honor... a place to call home."
Each red clay vase is hand-thrown and painted by Eric Hendrick and Noelle Van Hendrick in the couple's Vermont studio. Handmade in Vermont.
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- 5" dia. x 16.25" H; 128 oz. capacity
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Eric Hendrick and Noelle VanHendrick
As newlyweds, Eric and Noelle decided to pursue their artistic passion, and put all of their gift money toward buying red clay for their handmade creations. Unfortunately, the clay they received didn't perform like it was supposed to. "It was bad," says Noelle. "We couldn't attach spouts or handles, and glazes wouldn't stick! We were bummed." Fortunately, the two carried on and have continued to share their gift for joyful ceramics.
Looking for solutions to their red clay dilemma, the couple dreamed up new ways to approach their craft by watching Tim Burton movies. "[We were] watching The Nightmare Before Christmas and bang! Clay Jack O' Lanterns without glazes [or] attachments [were born]." The duo had so much success with their charming Halloween lanterns that they bought more red clay--with a plan, this time--and sprung a patch of clay pumpkins as the hallmark of their collection.
"That was over 10 years ago," she said. "Lesson learned: Sometimes you must be crafty to get things done." collection
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