Alcazar Key

This is a pattern I found on the walls of the men's room at the Alcazar Palace in Sevilla. I think the way this pattern interlocks is ingenious. This pattern originated in Spain, although I suspect not in the men's room. I love the way these three sided vases look two dimensional when you are viewing only one face. Unlike the platters, many of my vases use traditional patterns which I wrap around my forms. I use dental tools to clean up the lines and I tweak the pattern a little to get it to connect on the edges. The inspiration for these vase shapes actually came from Chinese Bronzes, which I studied when I was in college. These vases look great with flowers in them! Terracotta tends to sweat when it is filled with water. Use a coaster underneath to protect your furniture if you are placing a vase on a wooden surface.

Alcazar Key - Black & White: $350

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