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Bud Vase №27

$45

One of a kind bud vase

  • Sea Blue matte glaze with volcanic sand
  • HxW: 90 x 68 mm (at widest point)
  • Made in Days Bay, Wellington, New Zealand

Each item is made by hand individually so there may be slight imperfections or differences in size and shade.

Care:
You can place your ceramics in the dishwasher and microwave however they will last longer if hand washed. Please do not expose your ceramics to thermal shock (extreme changes in temperature).

NZ clay, NZ sand, a little piece of NZ

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Maker Profile

deborah sweeney

Deborah Sweeney returned to New Zealand to establish her fashion label in 2002 after working for Jill Stuart in New York and designing for High St stores, such as Top Shop and H&M in London. She completed her Fashion Diploma at Massey University, Wellington in 1991, and also studied accessories at the London Royal College of Fashion in 2000. Her collections were stocked in select boutiques around the globe - including the UK, USA, Japan, Denmark and Australia. Previous collections have received credits from several international fashion publications including: UK Vogue, Vogue Girl, Women Wear Daily, ID, Nylon, Jane, Lucky and Elle Magazine.

After 15 years of her label and looking for a change of pace, Deborah took a short sabbatical to spend some time with her youngest before he started school. It was during this time that she completed a clay workshop and fell in love with ceramics. Deborah left fashion behind in 2017 and has been making ceramics every spare moment since. 

Deborah places importance on quality materials and workmanship - buying less and buying well. Deborah's work is made from New Zealand clay, hand blended with New Zealand volcanic sand which creates a lovely random speckle when melted at high temperature. She works out of her home studio in Days Bay, Wellington, New Zealand, where she lives with her artist husband, Niels Meyer-Westfeld, and their two boys Lars and Romeo.

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