Modern Ceramic Vase by Elin Hughes
A wonderful modern statement vase by British ceramicist Elin Hughes. Combining Majolica glazing techniques with a thrown and altered form that is combines contemporary art and punk craft. Use as a decorative vase for dried arrangements or as a statement piece on your mantle.
Ceramic Tribute No.1 Vase by Elin Hughes
Dimensions 17cm H x 17cm W
Majolica glazed terracotta
Know Your maker
Based in Wales, Elin pieces together fragments from a range of eclectic influences, she create mischievous vessels which explore personal and Welsh identity and the role of skill in today’s society. She manipulates clay as a metaphor for the continually shifting natures of these identities.
"Combining elements from Victorian era ‘Gaudy Welsh’, American Abstract Expressionism and British country pottery traditions, I rip, fracture and reconfigure wheel thrown forms. I approach making as unselfconscious improvisation, nurturing that sense of childhood curiosity from when my awareness of individual identity first started to develop. These ‘Grandma Punk’ pots combine kitsch patterns from historical Welsh ceramics with forms that reject pretence and refinement. They embrace irregularity and uncertainty, joy and humour; values I view as central to our identity."