My splurge: Phil Cuttance’s Faceture

I splurged on this vase by Phil Cuttance recently and I can’t stop looking at it.

The play of light and shadow on it is endlessly fascinating.

“It also looks almost digital but it’s actually super low-fi”*

Each vase is handmade and not only that but handmade from a different mould each time. This wonderful video shows you the mesmerising process. Truly, even if you’re not into how stuff is made, this is worth watching. The process itself is an artwork.

“I’m working out an approach that I like – handmade and craft-based, because craft isn’t a dirty word anymore…The Industrial Revolution kicked off in London, and there are still so many corner shops where people do craft-based things, like blacksmiths or little potters” *

Yes, yes, yes.


This is just one (eeek) of the things I’ve bought after seeing it on one of my most favourite Aussie design blogs, Kitten Bear.

*Quotes from interview with Phil Cuttance in 2012 Autumn Australian DQ Magazine.