Autumn Morris Vase
A unique handblown vase by Adam Aaronson.
As a Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen I have always been inspired by this tenet of William Morris. He wrote “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”
I call this series of work “Morris” because I think the pieces relate to that quote and I really like the idea of making things that people can use. These vases looks wonderful with a bunch of flowers as well as being decorative and they are very satisfying to make.
The method I use for the pattern is a variation on a classic glassblowing technique called trailing and feathering. But it has a contemporary twist. Confectioners and pastry chefs also use this technique, with icing. You can see it in the classic mille-feuille. Delicious!
The other reason that I call this series of bowls after William Morris, is that the patterns in the glass often remind me of some of Morris’ floral work.
Each vase is completely unique. I quite often make them as demonstration pieces, so I don’t usually repeat the colours or styles. I prefer the random qualities that this process entails.
This lovely Autumn Morris Vase by Adam Aaronson can be displayed against almost any background or on a windowsill. It is a great vase for flower arranging.