Silver Oil Vase by Matthias Kaiser


Silver oil vase Handmade by Matthias Kaiser, 2019 Measures: Height 28.5 cm / 11.22 in Two bulbous shapes were joined to create this oil can-inspired vase. Because of its round base, it can be tilted in the woven straw trivet and its position adjusted to the desired angle. It is conceived as a desktop or tabletop vase for one or two flowers only. The material used is a hand harvested stoneware clay from Austria. It has been fired three times. During the reducing high temperature glaze firing, the round base has been supported by seashells, the marks of which can be seen around the bottom of the vessel. The sliver surface was achieved with a silver overglaze imported from Japan. It contains actual silver and will patinize over time, but can always be polished back to a sheen with silver polish. Matthias Kaiser studied at Parsons school of design in NY and at Vienna´s university of applied arts, apprenticed with two Japanese master potters in Seto and Karatsu, he spent a combined 2 years travelling on the Indian subcontinent and for a period of 13 years he was the Akhavan of an Iranian dervish. His vocation remains. To make pots. Matthias Kaiser focus on the inherent qualities of the material and the succession of steps that constitute the process of creation. Trying to reveal, not hide, what is there and has been done. And to give respite from the world of contrived concepts and passing excitement. He has always had an affinity to mystery and obsession. The alchemical transformation of earth into stone and glass is full of uncertainties and a neverending source of amazement. By subtracting Industrial processes as far as possible from the refinement of the raw materials and totally from manufacture, the finished pieces retain a heterogenous appearance. They are a sum of parts, with infinite possible combinations of shape and surface, texture and color, weight and size. His pots contain more than a functional and decorative aspect, their poetry lies in the balance of intent and accident as well as in the interplay of physical attributes.

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21st century and contemporary
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Dimensions (cm):
28.5H x 19W x 17D
Dimensions (inch):
11,22H x 7,48W x 6,69D
Creator / Artist:
Matthias Kaiser Ceramics
Ceramic, Wicker
Very good;
Inventory ID:
MK m 117
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Bank wire transfer,
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International - YES
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