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Thursfield Tall Vase, Flax Blue

Thursfield’s a vase for adding texture to your interior... Read more

A closer look at Thursfield

Thursfield’s a vase for adding texture to your interior. With its mix of crackle-glaze, hand-stamped wildflower motifs in palest blue, and exposed clay, it feels soft, pretty and contemporary. It’s watertight, so you can fill it with real or life-like flowers, but it’s decorative enough to look attractive when empty.

The material

Earthenware is a type of clay that’s fired at lower temperatures (as opposed to stoneware or porcelain, which need more heat to harden properly). Because of that, it’s more porous. But, so you can fill it with water for fresh flowers, we’ve glazed Thursfield to make it watertight. Earthenware’s also usually a little rougher in texture than other clays – perfect for Thursfield’s exposed, tactile top.

The finish

The crackle finish on Thursfield is created using two layers of glaze. Because one dries quicker than the other, hairline cracks appear in the surface, giving it the feel of a much older piece and more layers of texture and interest.

Creating the vase

Thursfield’s made in a mould because it lets us create much finer sides than if we made it on a wheel, so the vase is lighter and more delicate. The shape is first made by hand out of clay which, when dry, is cast in plaster. Once that’s dry, we pour a liquid mixture of the earthenware clay around the sides of the plaster mould and leave it to dry until it’s hard enough to take out and fire. 

Decorating

The wildflower decoration is hand-stamped onto the clay, and gives it texture as well as colour and pattern because this technique creates indentations. Colour variations and an irregular look to the pattern are all part of the fact that it’s done by hand, so no two pieces will look the same.

Arrangement suggestions

Thursfield is best with delicate spring and summer flowers – like our Corn Parsley and Rowan Blossom stems, or Hops bunch. You could also just fill it with foliage. Try the silver-toned Olive branch to complement the blue. In autumn and winter, dried flower heads such as our Queen Anne’s Lace will work well with the rustic feel of the unglazed part of the vase.

Will it fit?
Will it fit? View our guide
  • Height31cm
  • Diameter21cm
  • Weight2.40kg

Just so you know

Our larger vases are heavy. Half-full of water, even heavier. So we recommend arranging your flowers in situ rather than trying to carry the vase when it’s full.

Care guide

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With smaller designs we tend to use one of three couriers; the three that we think are the best. It means that we can get your order out to you sooner. You’ll receive an email from our delivery partner to confirm your delivery date within 24 hours of us dispatching the item (or items).

No-quibble returns

We believe that returns should be easy, that’s why we approach them with a ‘no quibble’ mindset. We offer a free returns service on accessories and all the details on what you need to do will be on your delivery note. Just make sure you keep hold of the packaging.

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