— The Lava Vases evolved after I wanted to turn my sculptures into a functional object whilst keeping the primary element: the form. The lava vase serves as a representation of this form - a natural power that is a force of its own. Each unique coil built vase illustrates these patterns in nature. My work has a sensory aim - using familiar natural shapes to create feelings of comfort/pleasure. Lava is an all consuming natural phenomenon - one that is a threat but one that we can derive aesthetic pleasure from. This vase is an exploration of this experience.