'Paper Series' Vase | Hayden Youlley Design
'Paper Series' Vase | Hayden Youlley Design

'Paper Series' Vase | Hayden Youlley Design

Hayden Youlley ceramics are designed to surprise, and delight. Works that are conceptually guided by an interest in discovering artistic value in the things most people (Hayden included), would normally disregard or overlook – for example, a crumpled piece of paper, which inspired the Paper Series.

The Paper series is a functional dinnerware series that uses a simple creased paper form. I cast this form by hand in porcelain, transforming the often-discarded flawed object, fragile and temporary, into something robust and permanent.

This work is about using porcelain to create a surprising tactile experience. The simple, random distribution of creases in the porcelain surface of the objects creates complex patterns of light, shade and texture that disrupt the smooth surface to mimic crushed paper and invite investigation and touch.

Each vase is dishwasher and microwave safe

All vases are hand made by Hayden in his Marrickville studio.

Dimensions: 120 mm x 250 mm