-scape Vase

by Michelle Mendlowitz
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The -scape vases (pronounced dashscape) evoke ideas of chimneys across a cityscape, or the abstracted valves of a heart. No matter what you see, these unique pieces are sure to create conversation. They are perfect as decorative pieces on their own, or with flowers individually placed in each opening!

-scape Vase 1: 28 x 33 x 12 cm
-scape Vase 2: 33 x 35 x 7 cm
Hand-built red stoneware, layered glazes

Michelle Mendlowitz is a Toronto-based ceramic artist who completed her Bachelor of Design at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2005. Since graduating, she has continued a studio practice, actively exhibiting and teaching.

"My work as a ceramic artist consists of both functional and sculptural objects.

I am drawn to clay for its expressive nature as well as its ability to create utility. As an artist, I am intrigued by layers. As a maker, process plays an important role. Each working stage in a piece brings a new layer and each action leaves its mark on the finished results. The forms I create are derived from landscapes and borrowed elements from nature, architecture and the human form.

Ceramic surface plays an integral role in my work, acting as the final layer or skin of the object. Drawings are created with the intention to play with melting properties of glazes, in order to reveal and conceal the original sketches. Various textures are utilized to highlight the raw clay combined with controlled layering of glazes leaving room for the spontaneous nature of what happens in the kiln."