This vase is from a set of three. All three of the vases revolve around the idea of crystalline growth and the way we take those natural stones and cut and shape them to our purpose. By exploring this through clay, it's a sort of contradiction. I'm using a material that's been taken from the earth and molded to be used in the construction of everyday items. Conversely, my piece explores the way other materials are taken from the earth.
It's also an exploration of the way stones similar in shape can grow as organically as any plant or flower on Earth. This particular vase is named Tessellate which is a geometric term meaning to completely cover a plane in a repeated single shape.