Round vases are a unified term for the Spear, Gourd and Ellipsoid shapes. The reason why they are round instead of the flattened oval like the Twist vases, is that the models were turned on a lathe. The Spear and ellipsoid shapes were derived from Modernist Scandinavian ceramics, and the Gourd from a traditional Chinese ‘Double Gourd’ shape.

The painting technique is a combination of colour washes, resist, and black outline. With these vases I use ‘vine’ like plants such as Honesty and Chillies that complement their shape.