Embroidered Vase

18.000 kr
Caroline Harrius | Embroidered Vase | The Ode To

Editions: Unique & handmade
Material: Porcelain with embroidered flowers
Size: ~36 cm high, 19 cm wide

This handmade vase is extraordinary as the floral pattern is embroidered using thread (!) and it's a real beauty that should be admired. In a slow labour of love, tiny holes are carefully planned and drilled through the dry clay surface before it's burned in the kiln. After the glazing and a second kiln firing, each stitch is carefully placed. 

This is a play with the classic shape and aesthetics of an urn, but with a contemporary touch. The embroidery is a comment to the traditionally female craft of embroidery and how it hasn't been highly valued, but how this stylised version becomes a work of art. The vase is handmade and it's one of the larger pieces by the artist.

Caroline Harrius graduated from her Masters at Konstfack (University of Arts, Crafts and Design) in Stockholm in 2020 and has a Bachelor degree from Kunsthøgskolen in Oslo. She's always been drawn to how gender hierarchies in art history have affected the craft field in contemporary society, and how she values the typical female craft in her own way. Hence, she tries to reclaim it in her practice by working with traditional domestic objects like decorative porcelain vases and embroidery, where she tries to re-evaluate these gendered objects in a contemporary context. Read more in Caroline Harrius' artist portrait

Details: It's signed on the bottom by the artist. It's not glazed on the inside and since it has tiny holes for the stitches, it doesn't hold water. Please note that all handmade objects may have charming little imperfections and colour variations. 

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