Sep 13, 2009 7:20 AM
The Unfurled 1981 Vase ($240) by Lenore Lampi mimics birch bark at its finest, with pale layers curling off the dark trunk. Don't be misled by the title ... this isn't from the 80s. The number indicates family and friends' birth dates as a larger metaphor for unfolding time (omg so deep). Propping a bouquet up in this faux-birch bark wood-fired and glazed stoneware and porcelain vessel would look divinely naturalistic. Still craving more? Take a gander at the International Woodfiring Conference and Workshop blog page for in depth coverage on Lampi's birch bark series.