Più Single Stem Vessel
9 × 3 × 3 / April Drop 2022
The Single Stem Vessel is inspired by the arching neck of Pre-Columbian stirrup water vessels, but elongated and punctured to run a single stem through the center. This vessel is the foundation of the Permanent Collection of Vessels, which was designed around complimenting this form. It is intended to highlight a simple, willowy stem or vine's simplicity and elegance, and can also be used to hold a thin tapered candle. The Più Single Stem Vessel has a .5” hole through the belly.
The Più Series is, in essence, a miniature line of our most popular forms: The Single Stem Vessel, The Bridge Handled Vessel, and the Aortic Vessel. "Più" is an onomatopoeic word that sounds exactly how the pieces look, but with a twist, translates in Italian to "more". We like this play on the word whose sound mimics the feel of the piece, but also gets to the intentional root of this series; expanding on the work to make it more accessible and more varied.
Materials: Cast white stoneware, black underglaze, slightly textured matte black glaze. Olive oil to finish.