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Vases that are meant to be made for and from the flower.
Long before making ceramic vases, Cécile Daladier’s artistic works were already based on nature, water, and flowers. She created big glass and rusted iron sculptures that collected water. These sculptures were placed in natural spaces and reflected the area's surroundings like a mirror. In her other works, she placed printed flowers, such as autumn crocuses and chestnut flowers, onto canvases.
This artistic background, as well as the fact that Cécile had always been a great gardener, quite naturally brought her to make ceramic vases. But not just any old vase, she created vases that were made to hold all kinds of flowers, flowers that you can pick in your garden, on the side of a pavement, up a mountain...
Her miniature series for instance consists of vases that are made to hold tiny flowers such as daisies or gypsophila. The violettier design, with its tiny holes, are for plants with very thin stems such as violets or cyclamens. The tulipier vase on the other hand is for bigger stems such as tulips, peonies, and roses... The chimney-like structures in the vase help the bouquet of flowers to hold their natural shape. There is hardly any arrangement to make, as the flowers tend to arrange themselves because of how the vase is made and shaped.
The idea really behind these vases is that they are meant to be made for and from the flower. They ultimately end up looking like a small garden on a table.
We made an interview with Cécile. Thank you for your thoughts and time.
Usually plants have flowers so it’s hard to pick!
A garden on a balcony, that would be the best! That’s actually what I did on my balcony in Paris, I had a big garden where plants could grow without them needing any care.
It varies according to my mood and the time of day.
I love oceans because of the way they smell, but then again I love going to lakes because of the flowers that surround them...
Both are my friends.
Outside when the weather is nice, inside when it’s not, easy way out, I know!
For me, everyday's the same, I'm lucky in that way!
We can’t like one without the other.