The Road Less Travelled
You may be accustomed to finding our traditional line, priced to be affordable to the middle class. We would love to be making it and also to be teaching others how to make our line but, alas, we do not currently have a production and training studio. To raise funds for a studio we are putting our vintage collection of rare, one of a kind and original design prototypes on the market. To learn more, follow our blog, Andersen Studio Evolution Diaries. We love this process and are committed to seeing it continue for the benefit of future makers.
Weston Neil Andersen created this vase was by cutting off the top of the melon vase to create a curved and wider opening. It is part of a series of new ideas that Weston Andersen was developing around 2009 based on a series of forms he developed in 1982. Weston fell down and suffered a brain injury before he could bring this series to completion and so to date this prototype is the only example of this design.The vase is slip cast to a perfect thickness for the form, in the red stoneware body that Weston designed. After hand carved the top, the vase was glazed in verdigris glaze, also designed by Weston. There is a wax drip on the vase a couple of other minor skips in the glaze revealing the red body underneath. The glaze skips distinguish this vase as the prototype made by Weston. The bottom of the piece has an uneven seam but it does not go all the way through so that the vase holds water. The vase is 5 inches tall and about 5 inches wide.This Vase is an original one of a kind object created by Weston Neil Andersen.
Andersen Design is an American Designer Craftsmen Studio established by Weston and Brenda Andersen in 1952 on Southport Island, Maine, USA. The studio was started with a philosophy of creating hand crafted products affordable to the middle class. Andersen Design remained an American made ceramic studio when most of the western ceramic industry moved production to foreign labor markets and competed successfully in a market flooded with foreign made imports, producing a hand-made art product affordable to the middle class. Andersen Design stands as a singular American original design company taking the road less travelled during an era of global transformation.
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