Yang Qiu

"Corn" Vase - Small #02 - "Fantastic Garden" - June 2024

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Small "Corn" vase by Yang Qiu from the "Fantastic Garden" show, June 2024.

A sweet vase in the shape of a corn cob, with a white body, adorned with delicate red flowers and a brace of colourful mushrooms sprouting from the top. 

height: 19cm (incl. mushrooms)
diameter: xcm (at base)
width: 7cm (incl. mushrooms)
depth: 6cm (incl. mushrooms)
opening: 2.5cm
weight: 225g

Nb. this work is handmade so dimensions are approximate.

Handbuilt ceramic vase.
Mid fired clay, underglaze, lustre.
Handmade in Australia.

"Fantastic Garden" was Yang Qiu's first solo show at DEA EAST. It features work made during her residency in Jingdezhen, China, where she drew inspiration whilst exploring the local fruit and vegetable markets.

See Yang's other vases from this show, as well as our full range of work by Yang Qiu.

Yang Qiu is a prolific interdisciplinary artist based in Sydney, Australia.

Informed by her background as a pastry chef, her unique approach to ceramic creation, involves transforming local produce, such as corn, eggplants, and mandarins, into functional ceramic sculptures, all while exploring the shapes and surfaces of food in her paintings. 

She imbues her work with a sense of whimsy and childlike wonder, often characterising her creations with faces and legs, as though imbuing them with personalities and identities. 

Read more about Yang Qiu.