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porcelain bottle series

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Recycled
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  • the story

East Meets West

Artists Bo and Alison Jia observed the clash of traditional Chinese craftsmanship and Western industrial design, and let the two things bloom together into something beautiful.

Here they have applied the refined art of Chinese porcelain to casts made from discarded cleaning product bottles. The porcelain has a coarse, unfinished texture and rich color. Stripped of their graphics, the stylish, almost Art Deco contours of the bottles will provide a striking focal point for any room, whether standing alone or paired with the natural complexity of a flower. Handmade in China.

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Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
22030
Made from
porcelain ECO silk paper
Measurements
Size varies by bottle
Notes
Yellow: 9.75" H x 3.75" W x 2.5" D
Orange: 9.75" H x 4.5" W x 2.75" D
Blue: 10.13" H x 5.5" W x 2.75" D
Green: 11.63" H x 5.38" W x 3.25" D
Care Instructions: Clean carefully with a damp cloth.

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Porcelain Bottle Series
 
5.0

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5.0

Perfect birthday gift

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      Comments about Porcelain Bottle Series:

      Perfect gift for that person who has everything and a sense of humor to boot!

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      Q and A

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

      514votes, 68 comments

      Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

      These Detergent Vases are a fresh spin on classic home decor. Do you love the clean look of the Dish Detergent Vase, or are the soft contours of the Laundry Detergent Vase more your style?

      Dawn
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Just recycle old bottles

      Shannon
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I think if they'd left them plain white I might like them more. As it is, they just look like plastic bottles with the labels removed.

      Patty
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      please it looks like any cleaning bottle from the store and I would never use one for a vase.

      Heidi
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      yeah I've seen this elsewgere... the grocery store. would be cooler with cute designs or something

      Jody
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Looks cheap

      Sue
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I think I could get the same effect with my empty cleaning bottles. I wouldn't pay for these.

      Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

      Thanks for all of your feedback on these Dish and Laundry Detergent Vases! These handmade creations are cast from plastic bottles, but they are actually a richly colored porcelain. We love that the contoured containers look like disposable bottles, but will actually last for years to come. Would you pair one with a bold bloom?

      Diane
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Please. A classic case of too much money

      savannah
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      just recycle old bottles if you really liked this idea, it would save money

      tia
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I could wash out my own detergent bottle and have a vase for free.

      jamie
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I've seen this before with actual old bottles and it was much cuter and cheaper. The really just look like old bottles and unless you picked them up you have no idea they were porcelain. Perhaps if they had done some sort of unique design on them they would be worth $40. I would rather save $40 and just peel the labels off my old containers.

      Karen
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I love the idea of using porcelain, but using the bottle colors makes it look like the actual plastic bottle. I agree with other commenters that if this were done in plain white or with a nice design I would go for it.

      Morgan
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I love these... but the price is way too high for what it is

      Denise
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      adorable

      Michelle
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      If I really wanted to use a dish detergent bottle as a vase (which I don't) I'd repurpose the finished bottle instead of shelling out $40 for something so plain.

      mari
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      not sure I get it?

      Karen
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Unpolished porcelain has a horrible gritty feel.

      Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

      Hi, Mari! We're happy to provide a bit more information on these creative vases. Although they look like repurposed bottles, each vase is actually made from a beautiful textured clay. Artists Bo and Alison Jia designed these vases as a play on the connection between traditional craftsmanship and sleek, modern design. Each vase is handmade using casts made from discarded cleaning product bottles, giving them their recognizable shapes.

      Erin
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Why buy porcelain when one could just upcycle the actual bottles for the same purpose?

      Christine
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      cute by too high in price.......

      Kit
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      we can easily recycle plastic containers like this and make our own! nothing special about these.

      Gracie
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      maybe if they were glass, they look too real

      David C
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I like these, but you can just paint some of your used dish and laundry detergent bottles and save some money.

      Kelly

      Why not just use actual detergent vases?

      Michelle
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Seriously? I could find better vases for $40. Not very pretty...

      Amy
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I can make this at home

      june
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      waste of a vase

      Deborah
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      seriously??? $40.00???

      Lynette
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Bland and Blah!

      Annie
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Neat idea, but looks like something you would see in a trailer park window.

      kiki
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      i could just use my empty bottles at home

      Ruth
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Too costly for something that not many flowers can even fit in!

      azura
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Who keeps flowers in plastic detergent bottles. If people come over and see that they'd think I was too poor to afford a real vase. Then they would realize its porcelain, and then realize how dumb I am to buy porcelain detergent bottles instead of a vase.

      Ian
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Why not just recycle used bottles and paint them?

      Michelle
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      cute item to decorate kitchen or laundry room.

      alexandra
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      would def buy it if it was less expensive

      Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

      Thanks for the feedback, Amy! Do you work in ceramics casting? Did you know we are currently holding our first ever Uncommon Ceramics Design Challenge? For more information on entering, please visit our product submission page by clicking on "Got a Product for Us?" at the bottom of the page. We look forward to seeing your unique designs.

      Di
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      why not use a regular, painted, dish detergent bottle?

      mary ann
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Good colors lovely work however could use original product container well rinsed . Would like to see other offerings from them. Handmade porcelain,quality goods.

      Lori
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      you may as well you the plastic one

      Bridget
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      If I wanted this look I would just recycle my bottles at home.

      Erin
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      If they were in a museum I'd say interesting but I don't want to own them, esp for $40

      Susan
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Can make my own if this was a look I was going for.

      Elizabeth
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      There are many items that are similar to this which are clever. For one example, the ceramic paperbag. This misses the artistic cleverness.

      Barbara B
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Not particularly attractive to me, but if it is someone's taste I guess it is cute. I predict it will be in clearance in 6 months.

      Ally
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Looks to chessey

      Christina
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I would probably like these better if they were white, and in a high gloss. But they way they are now, I agree with everyone else, I'd rather just reuse my own detergent bottle.

      Jennifer
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Maybe if they were decorated differently but in the picture I thought they were just old cleaning bottles, not casts of them.

      Marlene
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      You can make this yourself!

      Robin
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      not out cup of tequila!! lmao

      Jennifer
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      They look cheap! Even if you did play them up as 'artsy,' I would still grab a pretty glass vase instead of these. They would be distracting from the flowers!

      KARYN
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      great fun items, but in today's world a bit on the high side

      dianne
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      looks cheap. I could use my own bottles to make vases.

      Robyn
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      $40 for an old bottle?! that's a rip off.

      Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

      Hello, Robyn. Thanks for voting! Just for clarification, these are not repurposed detergent bottles. These are ceramic vases cast from bottles, so they convey that familiar shape. If you'd like more information on the artists and their process, please read the product story on the left.

      Debbie
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Not pretty. I don't get it.

      Joan
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      don't like to think of beautiful flowers and repurposed plastic together...even tho the porcelain is beautiful.

      Adriana
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      LOVE the colors!! They're a bit retro :) And it's actually really cheap in my opinion!

      Kathleen
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      i like this idea, i think theyre cute. I could see them in a magazine ad for one of those gorgeous kitchens people dont actually use. they'd go great with the retro kitchen i wish i had... but im not spending $40 on them until i get it haha

      Natalie
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      A plastic bottle look a like for $40 ... I could just buy the plastic bottle for $2. They are just plain ugly at that. We hide these type of bottles AWAY in the cupboard for a reason!

      alena
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      can we say tacky, why would you want to put your flowers in a laundry detergent bottle?

      jenn

      omg i love this its kinda shabby chic. im so going to do this

      mike
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      at a time when we are all trying to be eco friendly why would one create a replica of bottles we are trying to recycle on a daily basis?

      susan
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Seriously?? $40 for replicas of plastic bottles?? Umm, no thanks x 2.

      Kimberley
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Personally, I never had the urge to put flowers in my empty bleach container. Maybe that's just me, though...

      maggie
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      nope no way

      nancy

      Not in my house

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