Thrown on the pottery wheel, each vase is unique. Angled edges and classic mid century shapes are a theme in this series.
Thrown in Brutalist clay and glazed in kirikiri, a subtle but rustic glaze which picks up on the natural elements of the clay, these vases have interesting glossy elements and glaze crystallisation which is celebrated in ceramics. Kirikiri means sand or shoreline in te reo māori.
These vases are perfect for blooms, dried flowers, as they are or in a collection.
Vase dimensions - approximately 14cm tall x 9.5cm in circumference
About the artist
Esther McDonald (ngā puhi, ngāti wai, ngāti pukinga and pakeha) is a ceramic artist, who runs and owns Thea Ceramics. Esther specialises in wheel thrown pottery on small scale production, making pieces for every day use. Thea ceramics pieces are contemporary stoneware pieces, inspired by where the sea meets the land. Esther works from her garden studio on Waiheke Island with the support of her small team. Pottery is in the family with her Nan Althea Kypers (which thea is named after) being a studio potter, teaching her uncle Shane Mcdoanld and then Shane teaching Esther when she was living in Melbourne Australia form 2009-2014. Thea ceramics works towards having well loved and functional ware that is a favourite in any home.