This poem, the empty vase, by Scot Warren is very applicable to today's unusual vase displays. Throughout history vases have been used to depict art, stories and an artist's perspective. Now these modern day vases tell a rather unusual story, the story of un-conventional thought. With holes off the sides, hanging upside down, or being split in half, here are some unique handmade vases to excite your eyes and inner florist!
Air Pot These unique pots were designed specifically for Tillandsia, or "Air Plants" because of their intolerability to standing water. These unique fixtures literally hang from your ceiling and the plant grows sideways, downwards, and sometimes even backwards! You can find them at Mud Puppy's Etsy Shop.
Wrong Object Vase Designed by the innovative The Wrong Objects group, these vases have holes in all the wrong places. The tops are sealed shut, and little peep holes on the sides remain for unusual displays.
Thousand Petal Vase And you thought Santa's elves worked hard! These gorgeous vases are made with a ceramic pot, and then 800 - 1,000 petals are "individually shaped" as the artist writes, then glazed for durability. A truly unique take on a 'flower pot'. You can see more of these design at White Earth's Etsy Shop.
Vase-cycle Vicki Hartman makes unique ceramics mainly centered around the simple idea of a house. This fun vase is playful and ornamental and take a cue from The Wrong Object's design with a hole on the side of the roof. Visit Vicki Hartman's Etsy Shop to see more unique home and clay designs.
2 for 1 Vase Kala Stein's ceramics are fun and functional. This specific design is both playful and useful. The two vases can be set next to each other for a Houdini-like optical illusion, used separately, or set side by side facing the other way to present two smaller vases. Visit Kala Stein's Etsy Shop to learn more about this vase and her other designs.
We love these handmade vases because they are playful, functional, and a bit on the unconventional side.