“Slump” ceramic origami vase
by General Life

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SLUMP vase – capturing ideas of form, structure and failure; the pleated paper form is translated into a fine bone china that is stressed through the excessive heat of the furnace into a poetic collapse. Developed in the studio of artists Ivan Morison and Heather Peak Morison, manufactured by our traditional potters in Stoke-on-Trent, finished in the workshops of General Life.
The fold is a characteristic motif within the work of Ivan and Heather and can be seen also in their large public architectural works. The forms of these vases originates in the hundreds of various models and maquettes that are made as part of their artistic process. With these “Slump” vases one of these maquettes is skillfully translated into fine bone china, and the process turned on its head to allow the firing process itself to create the unique curving form of each vessel.
Due to the slumping process each vase is unique, however buyers can request one of five slump variations from “no slump” to “slight slump” then “half slump” onto “full slump” and finally “total slump” – PLEASE SPECIFY ‘SLUMP VARIETY’ IN ‘NOTES’ SECTION IN ORDERING PROCESS

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General Life is an indie product design and production house. General Life looks to bring artistry, beauty and meaning into everyday life - tempered by an outsider’s irreverence. All of General Life’s work originates in the artist’s studio and is made by hand in it’s own workshops and in collaboration with a community of small-scale fabricators in the West Midlands – the traditional heartland of British manufacturing. General Life flows from the creative practice of Ivan Morison and Heather Peak Morison, capturing significant moments in their artistic process and shaping them into products to be shared. Ivan Morison and Heather Peak Morison have worked together as an artist duo since 2003, establishing a significant collaborative practice that transcends the divisions between art, architecture and theatre.  They have produced major works for many British institutions, including Tate Modern; exhibited widely across Europe, North America and Australasia; and represented Wales at the 52nd Venice Biennial. Their work is held in many collections around the world.
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