Anna Varendorff, ACV studio — Medium 'Uneven U' Thin Tube Vase in Brass
Uneven U Vase is handmade in brass with a matte finish, and is purposefully left untreated so that the warm browns that come from being in contact with water leave a beautiful patination on its surface. This can easily be cleaned with the following instructions.
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 and designer working in Naarm/Melbourne. She works with conceptual jewellery, installation, sculpture, design and production and has amassed an almost cult following for her distinctive curved brass sculptures, created under the name ACV Studio. Her practice is inspired by many other artists and creatives, particularly those whose work encourages a direct relationship between the object and the audience
Varendorff 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.
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.