The Bottle Vase series are inspired by plastic trash from the waters of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. After reading about the plastic soup - A area in the Pacific Ocean where all floating trash piles up - Foekje Fleur started to look into the water of her own hometown and collected plastic trash from the 1960’s until now, almost totally intact. This collection was copied into porcelain, a material that shares the lack of degradability and shows the problem even clearer.
The outside of the stained porcelain is bisque which gives a matt finish similar to plastic. The inside of the bottle is glazed to make it waterproof and suitable as a vase. The bottle is signed at the bottom. It measures 16X5,5X5,5 cm.
This vase will be shipped double boxed and protected by soft cushions made of recycled plastic bags.
This series is hand made by Middle Kingdom Porcelain in Jingdezhen. The picture shown is a indication, minor changes in color are possible. Overall the surface is smooth but small defaults do occur and should be considered as a quality of the product.