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.
One of a Kind Vintage Egg Form Vase individually carved by Weston Neil Andersen Weston designed the Egg Form Vase in 1982, the date carved into the bottom of this vase. In the latter years of his life, sometime around 2005, Weston had this Egg Form Vase cast very thick so that he could carve into it, which resulted in this vase. It is the only one done to date in this fashion. It reflects Weston’s talent with pattern which is not done with precision but with a natural rhythmic repetition. Some carved lines go from the top to the bottom of the vase, while others are broken up into petals to create a hand-hewn pattern by the founder of our studio, Andersen Design of Maine. The vase is cast in white stoneware using a clay body recipe designed by Weston. Some of the crevices look like there was brown decorating color applied, while others are plain except for the white glaze which covers the whole form. The irregular variations in the way the color is applies created a nature-made feel to the work. The vase is 6 inches tall and about 4.5 inches at its widest diameter.
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.
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