Sam Mayell

Ceramic Bud Vase


This gorgeous bud vase is handmade on the pottery wheel by Sam Mayell, in his Queenstown studio.

Its a great size for individual stems, dried florals or hand picked buds from the gardens.

These bud vases are made with 250g of creamy stoneware clay. They are each one of a kind and handmade by Sam. They vary slightly in shape, size and glaze colour.

They stand 3cm wide by 8cm tall.

Artist statement:

"Hey there! I'm Sam, a ceramic artist based out of the beautiful Gibbston Valley, Queenstown, New Zealand. If you're wondering how I ended up in the world of Ceramics NZ, it wasn't exactly a straight road. I studied Fine Arts at the Design & Arts College of New Zealand before stints as a photographer, digital retouch artist and marketer. Fastforward and the last half decade I've been behind the pottery wheel, making ceramics out of my little studio.
Each piece I create is a labour of love, made entirely by hand from start to finish. Each piece is thrown on the pottery wheel, bisque and glaze fired to create something truly one-of-a-kind. My style is kind of eclectic - sometimes minimalist, sometimes vibrant and fun, and sometimes a bit of both. But always rooted in the rich tradition of New Zealand ceramics.
Part of what makes Ceramics NZ special is the quality of the raw materials we have here. I source all of my clays, including speckled, white, buff, and cream stonewares, right here in New Zealand. It's a beautiful thing to take something from the earth of this place and transform it into a piece of functional art that can be enjoyed every day"

These items are limited edition, individually handmade in New Zealand


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