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flower ball vase

by Amy Elswick
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  • the story

Ring Around A Posy

A clever alternative to the quintessential vase, Amy Elswick's playful piece bypasses traditional flower presentations (read: squished like sardines) and lets each stem enjoy its space, instead. The 9-13 holes, just big enough for individual strands, are painted with a "coffee-stain" glaze, making it a standalone design piece when you're short a bouquet. The muted tones and dreamy swirls make for an exciting contrast to the brightness of flowers and an excellent complement to more neutral surroundings. Handmade in the USA of ceramic earthenware. Due to the handmade process, sizes will vary slightly.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
20224
Made from
ceramic earthenware
Measurements
Approximately 5" H x 5" dia.
Notes
Dishwasher safe, hand washing recommended.
  • the maker

Amy Elswick

Amy Elswick's interest in clay began in 1987 when she was a student at Berea College. "My job in the ceramics studio as an apprentice was an epiphany," Amy says. "After a long search, I had found clay, and it fit my hands like a glove."

Amy worked as a production potter the entire time she was at Berea. By working in the ceramics studio, she was able to experiment with many types of clay, methods of creating, firing atmospheres and glazing techniques. An added benefit was the college's craft marketing program, which encouraged and guided students toward the possibilities of craft as a career.

"My current work is focused on a production line of functional pottery and one of a kind raku pieces," she says. Amy's work is predominately wheel thrown although the slab roller is a frequently used tool. She enjoys melding wheel and hand built pieces into unique works of art.

"My inspiration comes from manipulating the clay. I find the most satisfaction in being able to carve into leather-hard clay, completely changing the energy of a pot."

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FLOWER BALL VASE
 
4.3

(based on 3 reviews)

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5.0

Great product!

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from Chicago

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Pros

  • Attractive Pattern
  • High quality
  • Looks Hand-Made
  • Unique Vase

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Candy
    • Decoration
    • Flowers
    • Gifts
    • Pens

    Comments about FLOWER BALL VASE:

    I purchased this vase as a gift and I wish I bought myself one too! . Hand-made and great quality with a unique design.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Suprised

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    from Daytona Beach, FL

    About Me Midrange Shopper

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    Pros

    • Functional
    • Looks Hand-Made
    • Unique

    Cons

    • More Blue than Gold
    • Smaller than expected
    • Uneven paint
    • Unexpected Coloring

    Best Uses

    • Decoration
    • Flowers

    Comments about FLOWER BALL VASE:

    This is a unique piece that can really add to the decor of a room. The vase is about the size of a grapefruit. I expected it to be a little bigger.

    It does work as expected as it separates and spreads flower stems. If you're using it for silk flowers, you will have to cut the stems very short.

    The coloring is uneven and more blue than I realized from the picture. I thought it would be more gold/brown.

    Overall, I didn't return because I still love the unique appearance of it, but be aware of the color of the piece, as that initially made me want to return it as I don't have blue in the room it's in.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    very pretty

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    from Tally, FL

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    Pros

    • Holds small flowers
    • Nice ceramic vase

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Decorative vase

      Comments about FLOWER BALL VASE:

      great gift

      Service and delivery comments:

      very fast

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