Big Vase 1 & 2 by Max Lamb

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You can never have too many flowers. The question is how big can the vase be?

‘Big Vase’ starts life as a solid block of plaster that is hand carved by hammer and chisel into the shape of the vase. A three-part hollow mould is created from the carved plaster form allowing multiple vases to be slip-cast in fine bone china. With all stages of the process being done by hand, the size of the kiln and the immense stress the fine bone china undergoes during firing, size plays a critical factor. ‘Big Vase’ challenges the strength of the potters, the physical properties of the clay, and the technical capabilities of the pottery.