Both of David's parents were professional painters, so it was natural for him to follow in their footsteps pursuing art making as a life. Once he touched clay he had found his medium! Primarily self-taught, he has focused for many years on working with porcelain, under glaze painting his wheel-formed items with subtle floral decorations then high firing them to a luminous state. Years of pottery making, learning his craft, and traveling to art shows along the Eastern Seaboard led to opening his own store in Flat Rock, NC with his jeweler wife, Molly Sharp. After 40 years, he continues to be amazed at the enjoyment found in the making and sharing of this beautiful art form.
To Have and to Hold
Sure, blenders, toasters, baking pans, and bed sheets are great gifts for a new couple, but when you want to present something that really shows how you and all the other invitees feel, nothing quite hits the spot like this personalized piece. David Voorhees' handmade porcelain decorative vase is sure to capture their hearts and hold their attention (and, not to mention, their wedding guests' warmest wishes). The top opening is just large enough to allow guests to slip up to 150 rolled up wishes into this gorgeous vessel.
During their first year of marriage this enchanting piece makes a beautiful home accent, reminding the couple of their special day. And on their first anniversary, as they share a saved slice of their wedding cake, the couple can gush over their guests' best wishes and heartfelt bits of advice. The foot of the vase has been perforated, so with the gentle tap of a wooden spoon these saved strips will come spilling out. Each elegant piece is wheel formed and then hand-decorated with your choice of custom decorations for a one-of-a-kind couple. The precise lettering on each vase is created by glazing a ceramic decal written in your chosen typeface. Handmade in North Carolina.
Made in the USA
Comes in a gift box with 3 notepads, instructions, wedding poem penned by David Voorhees, and the vase.
Instructions: At the wedding reception consider placing the vase and poem card near the guest registry with small writing tablets and pens. Encourage your guests' creative participation, knowing that they will help you will recall warm memories of your special wedding time. Consider setting up your vase at bridal showers and other pre-wedding gatherings as well. Make a ceremony out of the vase opening on your first anniversary. To open the vase, invert it on a paperback book, then cover the bottom with a cloth to protect you from shards and tap the center with a wooden spoon. The bottom has been trimmed very thinly and is perforated; with luck only the bottom will drop out. The writings can go in a scrapbook and the vase will become a cherished keepsake for years to come.