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Artisan focus: Lucie de Moyencourt's Shell Vases

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 This summer our new collection of Lucie de Moyencourt's 'Shellagance' ceramic shell wall plates have been joined by her latest nautical creation, a limited-edition collection of hand-moulded shell vases... bringing her signature sea-inspired forms into 3D for the first time...

In the journal this week we will share some images that show the slow, collaborative production process and give a sneek peek of the 7 one-off pieces we have available to purchase at Hadeda.

Much like Lucie's ceramic wall plates, the vases' concept began with sketches in her Cape Town studio.


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To create the 3D forms she worked in collaboration with fellow Cape Townian ceramicist, Mich Mellow, who hand-built the first prototype and then created a cast, to make further hand-moulded vases from.

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Mich's first iteration of Lucie's design, with textural scallopped edging.

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The hand-moulded cast.

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The final vases!

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Lucie then hand-painted the vases in her studio, in a palette of sea greens, summery blue and whites, aquas and soft peachy corals.