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Local function 'Reform Vase'

Grizedale Arts

2018

£ 40.00
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Local function 'Reform Vase'

A contemporary take on an age-old tradition:
The Reform Vase was an invention of the early 19th century - mass-produced quickly and cheaply in support of a specific cause - usually a political reform on often rather a banal-sounding subject. They were low-end novelties distributed through pubs and societies with the goal of fundraising. Sometimes they contained alcohol and sometimes cordial or temperance drinks.

Traditionally the vases depict the figurehead of the reform, often wildly distorted, their casual crafting part of their charm.

Our vases were produced as part of the 2016 Fair Land project celebrate community heroes and people with a cause. For example, we produced one of Tony Louth, a Dublin community gardener with a mission to compost the waste of the city.

If you don't want to take pot luck and have us choose your vase, contact us and we can send you the current selection.

Unlimited edition

Postage & Packing Prices
UK: £5.95
Europe: £7.70
Rest of World: £10.70

Small items are sent via Royal Mail, larger items and artworks are sent via UPS courier.