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Ruby, Nelson, Vase with Thorns, 2020, wheel thrown and hand-built clay, glaze, 8″ x 5″ x 6″

This media file is attached to: Paragon Arts Gallery Student Exhibition Online 2020

Ruby, Nelson, Vase with Thorns, 2020, wheel thrown and hand-built clay, glaze, 8" x 5" x 6"

Ruby, Nelson, Vase with Thorns, 2020, wheel thrown and hand-built clay, glaze, 8" x 5" x 6"

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This vase was made with a combination of wheel throwing and hand building in exploration of the relationship between the sculptural qualities of the thorns and butterflies with conventional functionality of a vase. The combination of these approaches was used to place autonomy onto an assumedly non-autonomous piece, while still allowing for functionality, by creating a visual dialogue between the object and its user.