Arts & Crafts :: Stoneware Vases
A Tribute to the Potteries of the Arts & Crafts Movement
In creating this line of vases, I acted as much as an editor as a designer. I selected a series of shapes that I found to be classic and representative of both the Movement in general and the specific art potteries whose work I admire the most: Rookwood, Grueby, Teco, Marblehead, Chelsea, Van Briggle, and Newcomb. A short history of The Arts and Crafts Movement came with each vase.
Some of these shapes were near reproductions; some were derived from vases that were hand decorated with floral or Art Nouveau patterns; and some were sculpted with relief patterns of stems and leaves. In my contemporary interpretation and tribute, I chose to reduce these classic works to their simplest shape, their essence, and offer them in a variety of monochrome, satin matte glazes.
Left to right: Grueby, Van Briggle, Chelsea, Newcomb, Rookwood, Marblehead, and Teco.