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Bloom after Burning Vase SetBy Francesca Sykes

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US$ 235



Material: Wood

Dimensions: 28cm (H) x 7cm (W) x 7cm (D) / 11" (H) x 2.8" (W) x 2.8" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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This item has a production lead time of 2 weeks.


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Artist Statement

These sculptural wooden objects are finished using the Japanese "shou sugi ban" technique of burning and washing wood repeatedly to texture and waterproof it. Every piece is flamed and finished to highlight the natural wood grain features unique to each piece of wood. The pieces are sealed with natural oil to ensure the blackened finish doesn’t rub off on other surfaces. Each vase is supplied with a 15cm (6") glass tube for keeping flowers fresh. The glass tubes can be removed, washed, and refilled with water.

1 x X-Large vase 28cm H x 7cm W x 7cm D
1 x Large vase 21cm H x 7cm W x 7cm D
1 x candle holder/bowl 7cm H x 7cm W x 7cm D

The Bloom After Burning series was developed as a reflection on the Australian Bushfires in 2019-20 and the rejuvenation of native forest as it blooms back to life after burning. With many Australian native plants even requiring fire in order to seed and regenerate, this phenomenon is held deep in the Australian psyche and optimistic outlook; that things will be "all good" eventually. The work holds the delicate beauty of flowers and leaves in stark contrast with the charred features of the wood, replicating the feeling of walking through a burned forest in its first spring.


Artist Profile

Born: 1989
Hometown: Melbourne
Based in: Adelaide

Francesca Sykes is a furniture and object designer based at the Jam Factory centre for Craft & Design in Adelaide. Sykes draws on her background in Interior Design to explore human interaction with the built environment, seeking to re-imagine traditional furniture archetypes to suit contemporary needs. Her body of work …


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