Vanitas vanitatum, omnia vanitas. (Vanity of vanities, all is vanity) Guido Mocafico, 2007

Vanitas vanitatum, omnia vanitas. (Vanity of vanities, all is vanity) Guido Mocafico, 2007

Jacob Rees Mogg to the EU. Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas.

Jacob Rees Mogg to the EU. Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas.

"Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas" Ecclesiastes 1.2 Vanity of vanities, all is vanity. What better way to remind yourself of the transient...

"Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas" Ecclesiastes 1.2 Vanity of vanities, all is vanity. What better way to remind yourself of the transient...

Memento Mori.    Carved ivory rosary, early 16th century. Currently in the Metropolitan museum of art, New York.

Memento Mori. Carved ivory rosary, early 16th century. Currently in the Metropolitan museum of art, New York.

london-based ceramist tamsin van essen has designed a collection of vases influenced from 17th century dutch vanitas paintings, capturing the moment of decay. the deterioration detail from the vessels are expressed through reference of the decline in beauty. by using an etching tool to remove material from the slip cast porcelain forms and a sandblaster in its bisqued state, the decoration becomes part of the ceramic structure. during the last kiln firing, areas of the vases begin to peel.

london-based ceramist tamsin van essen has designed a collection of vases influenced from 17th century dutch vanitas paintings, capturing the moment of decay. the deterioration detail from the vessels are expressed through reference of the decline in beauty. by using an etching tool to remove material from the slip cast porcelain forms and a sandblaster in its bisqued state, the decoration becomes part of the ceramic structure. during the last kiln firing, areas of the vases begin to peel.

the collection of vases influenced from 17th century dutch vanitas paintings use a removal process to achieve a decay like effect.

the collection of vases influenced from 17th century dutch vanitas paintings use a removal process to achieve a decay like effect.

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