Yellow Morris Feathered Vase
A unique handblown vase by Adam Aaronson.
As a Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen I have always been inspired by this tenet of William Morris. He wrote “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”
I call this series of work “Morris” because I think they relate to that quote and I really like the idea of making things that people can use. These vases are good for a single stem, as well as being decorative and they are very satisfying to make.
The method I use for the pattern is a variation on a classic glassblowing technique called trailing and feathering. But it has a contemporary twist. Confectioners and pastry chefs also use this technique, with icing. You can see it in the classic mille-feuille. Delicious!
The other reason that I call this series of work after William Morris, is that the patterns in the glass remind me of some of Morris’ floral work.
Each piece is completely unique. I quite often make them as demonstration pieces, so I don’t usually repeat the colours or styles. I prefer the random qualities that this process entails.
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