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honey bear vase

by Lesley Anton
Handmade
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  • the story

Grin and Bear It.

You're sure to sweeten up a single bloom when you prop it in Lesley Anton's unbearably cute vase. These buzz-worthy vases are hand-cast from actual honey bear squeeze bottles and finished with a glaze evoking the slick sheen of the sweet stuff they once held. Hand cast, hand tooled, and hand glazed in Los Angeles. Lesley says, "I like the fact that each of the bears is a little different, each having its own characteristics, and personalities. The drips and drops, pits, and splotches are what make them unique." Holds 1-2 small stems.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
22036
Made from
cast porcelain
Measurements
Approx. 6" H x 2" dia.
Notes
Care Instructions: Dishwasher safe, but recommend hand washing to ensure a nice long life for this sweet honey bear.

While these are designed to hold water, it is recommended to keep them dry as interior may be difficult to clean.

Please note: Glaze variations and imperfections are a regular occurrence with the high firing process and are integral to achieve the organic quality of our finishes. Glazes are idiosyncratic by nature and no two firings are exactly the same.
  • the maker

Lesley Anton

It may be no surprise that Los Angeles-based artist Lesley Anton once worked as a flight attendant – a job where she could catch fleeting glimpses of the world. Now, in her work with ceramics, she draws from a broad spectrum of inspiration glimpsed in the world around her - nature, architecture, body shapes, machinery - and transforms it into sculptural, functional art, ranging from undulating ceramic lamps to wheel thrown tableware. With a style described as "organic modern", her work calls to mind both midcentury, Danish modernism and Japanese minimalism.

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HONEY BEAR VASE
 
4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Unique (4)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

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  • Gifts (3)
  • Kitchen (3)

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5.0

loved it!

By 

from Marietta, Ohio

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Unique

Cons

  • Too Small

Best Uses

  • Gifts
  • Kitchen

Comments about HONEY BEAR VASE:

I got the vase for my mom for mothers day and she loved it!!!!

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5.0

Unique!

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from Philadelphia, PA

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Kitchen
    • Living Room
    • Office

    Comments about HONEY BEAR VASE:

    I bought this as a gift and was pleasantly surprised when it arrived. The photos do not do the product justice. It is much more hand-crafted looking in person. It appears to be very durable and solidly made.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    As Sweet as Honey

    By 

    from Philadelphia,pPA

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Unique
    • UniqueAdorable

    Cons

    • Delicate

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Kitchen
    • Living Room

    Comments about HONEY BEAR VASE:

    This item is so sweet it'll make your teeth hurt! I received it as a gift, in flat black, it is delicate, so handle with care. It's quite unique. I am very pleased with this little bear. It can only hold one stem, although it does state you can add a bit of water, I chose a single faux stem instead, don't want to ruin it as I stated, it is delicate. It makes an excellent accent piece. I have mine sitting happily on my bookshelf.

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    1.0

    Read the description.

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    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Pros

    • Unique

    Cons

    • Delicate
    • Low Quality
    • Too Small

    Best Uses

      Comments about HONEY BEAR VASE:

      I was given this product as a surprise gift.

      The shadows in the picture make the relief look greater than it is. It took me a second to realize this was supposed to be a bear. The vase opening is indeed so small that 1-2 very thin, very small stems is all it will hold. The "pearl" version, in my case in real life, is a shiny splotchy tan and white. The vase features lots of "unique" dots, mottled areas, and pits, which - to my untrained eye - look more indicative of poor craftmanship than homespun organic goodness.

      If you have a real love for plastic honey bear squeeze bottles, here's your item. Otherwise, avoid this yardsale tchotchke.

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