Flower Vase #3



One-off vase by Auckland based ceramicist Elena Renker.

Wheel thrown with a thick glaze then fired in an Anagama style kiln, which is fired for a few days to get the effects of rough surface. During the fire the glaze melts and crystallises depending on the way it's laid down in the kiln. One of her most popular styles. 

Elena’s aim is not perfection, on the contrary, her belief is 'imperfections make the bowls come alive, make them easier to relate to, make them more human. 'Nature’s perfection lies within its own asymmetry.'


Appox. Size: W 140x H 250 mm 

Handmade in Auckland, New Zealand

*anagama firing is its total unpredictability so that each piece is unique in its character and can never be repeated. Enjoy the artisan's one-off product. 


Photo by Liz Clarkson