Australian Wildflowers Cube Vase
A soft edged, sculpted form finished with a delicate speckle glaze. The Cube Vases have curved, rounded edges with a generous opening to showcase all types of flowers and foliage.
Each surface design has been originally hand-drawn and painted in Angus and Celeste's Melbourne studio and then carefully printed in bright ceramic pigments. Handmade in Australia in small batches, these vases are crafted in stoneware clay and are glazed inside and out with an enduring soft speckled finish.
The design for the ‘Australian Wildflowers’ Cube Vase was inspired by the Botanist Ferdinand von Mueller, the first official Government Botanist in Victoria (1853-1896) and the Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne (1857-1873). He also founded the National Herbarium of Victoria. Von Mueller is known as the greatest Australian botanist of the nineteenth century and also lived for a time in the gardener’s cottage within the Botanic Gardens in Melbourne. During this time, Mueller advertised in many newspapers for plant collectors, many of those who responded were women who were avid plant and flower illustrators and who contributed to the emerging science of botany as well as botanical illustration.
The ‘Australian Wildflowers’ vase is a colourful tribute to these early Australian botanical paintings. Each face of the vase features a variety of different flowers including billy buttons, everlasting daisy, matchstick banksia, wattle, sturt desert peas, grevillea, blue lady orchids, bottle brush, native fuchsias and kangaroo paw together comprising the colourful meandering pattern.
Origin: Made in Australia
Materials: High-fired glazed stoneware vase
Dimensions: Small - 12 x 12 x 12cm, Large - H 16.5 x 18.5 x 18.5cm
Note: Each vase is individually glazed by hand to create their unique speckle formation. Each piece is singular in its character.
Care Instructions: The Cube Vases are durable and easy to care for. Wipe clean with a damp sponge. Remove interior flower stains with scouring pad. Dishwasher safe.