Anna Varendorff, ACV studio —Medium 'Edging Over' Thin Tube Vase in Brass
Anna Varendorff's 'Almost a Circle' vase is made in thin brass tube, to hold delicate and fine stems and dried flowers or foliage.
It is a unique object, each vase made differently to the others, and nuances of the making process are evident on the surface of the vessel.
The brass used is buffed to a matte finish, and is left untreated so that the warm browns that come from being in contact with water leave a beautiful patination on its surface. This can be easily cleaned following the instructions below.
Brass is made mostly of copper, and during the soldering (making) process some pink from the copper in the brass may rise to the surface and be visible around the join. This is a beautiful marking of the hand-making process and is never the same on any two pieces.
Anna Varendorff is an artist, designer and educator working in Melbourne, Australia. She works between conceptual jewellery, installation, sculpture, design and production.
In 2016 she founded the design practice ACV studio. She has exhibited in Australia and Internationally since 2004 including at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and with Local Design in Milan in 2017, 2018 and 2019. ACV Studio’s work Glass Half Full Vase was the winner of a 2018 Wallpaper* designer of the year award, and in 2018/19 ACV studio was a Lane Crawford Creative Call Out winner.
Dimensions: approx. 31cm x 31cm x 10cm
Materials: brass and silver solder
Please note: Due to the handmade nature of this item, variances may occur between pieces.
Cleaning: this vessel can be cleaned with brass cleaning products, but we recommend cleaning with tomato sauce and an abrasive kitchen scourer, washing with mild soap afterwards and drying immediately. This is the least toxic cleaner for brass we know of.