Large Patterned Vase / Water Jug - Blue Flower Print
Find some zen and transform your home into a sanctuary of mindfulness and serenity with the Hand Printed Crockery collection from Nicola Spring.
In this extensive range, you'll find everything you need to create the ultimate home kitchen and dining setup - from staples like plates and bowls, to traditional tea and coffee sets, to a full suite of food storage and preparation aides. Each piece has been crafted from hard-wearing porcelain, with a decoration of warm pastel colours and delicate patterns inspired by traditional Japanese design and borne out of the ancient Buddhist philosophy of wabi-sabi.
The Art of the Imperfect Beauty
Rooted in ancient tea ceremonies - in which prized utensils were handmade, and therefore irregular in both shape and design - wabi-sabi centres on recognizing beauty in imperfection, and of accepting that imperfection as part of the natural cycle of growth and decay.
Think of your favourite book: its pages creased, its cover scuffed and partially faded from countless reading sessions beneath the sun. By definition, these are imperfections - yet we donât consider them flaws. Rather, we consider them signs of a life well lived; a reminder of all the warmth and happiness that book has brought us through the years.
wabi: Freshness and quietness
sabi: Beauty or serenity that comes with age
Nothing is finished
Nothing is perfect
That is wabi-sabi in a nutshell: a movement away from the unending, impossible pursuit of perfection to the acceptance, appreciation and affection for things as they are now.
Each piece in this collection has been crafted with that philosophy in mind, featuring a beautiful printed pattern that has been lovingly applied by genuine human hands, rather than the result of a code punched into a machine. No, itâs not perfect, but like those enlightened monks before us, we think each little quirk and rough patch is exactly what gives these pieces their personality - more importantly, it means that each bowl, plate, mug and jug is 100% unique to you!
Nicola Spring Large Patterned Vase/Water Jug - Blue Flower Print