I just made a full set of lens vases in the color we call antique blue. Antique blue contains ultramarine pigment – the only pigment we use in any of our patinas – in a copper nitrate base. Ultramarine pigment was once derived from grinding up lapis lazuli, and the look of the patina – especially in this set of vases – reflects that origin. This set of vases is on its way to Mowen Solinsky Gallery.
There can be little more gratifying than to have the Lens Vases I designed for ikebana flower arrangement requested by an interior designer in Japan. This set is on its way now to Interculture Art in Tokyo. We have worked with Interculture Art in the past, and they have placed several of our wallpieces and many vases. David originally designed the Part Scrap Round Vase, a variant on our classic Round Vases based on a request from Interculture Art in 1999.