Manifested by Los Angeles based sculptor, Elyse Graham, the Hesse Vase in Salmon is 5.5" h x 5"w x 5"d and is part of her Mircobe Collection. The vessel features a warm salmon pink color as a base with a cluster of chartreuse green circles and olive halos. The reverse gravity drip at the neck of the vessel is a soft lavender.
Using balloons as the base for creating her vessels, she is able to achieve a variety of shapes. Once the shape has been created she moves into building the interior of the vessel culminating layers of colorful translucent resin and allowing for the material to drip and create her signature reverse gravity drips featured on the neck of each vessel.
Hesse Vase in Salmon- Elyse Graham
Elyse Graham is the founder and creative director of the studio. Driven by Elyse’s unique vision of building a studio that fosters and emphasizes connection, play, and experimentation (of people, processes, and in turn the objects created and shared) our small team works closely and collaboratively on each project.
Elyse received a BA in sculpture and semiotics at Brown University. After years of making sculpture and running a business in jewelry design, Elyse decided to merge her separate practices and redirect her attention toward collectible design in 2013. The creative trajectory of the studio is heavily influenced by Graham’s background in fine art, specifically her interest in process-driven and material-based artwork. The studio’s vocabulary of shapes, patterns, and forms comes from a lineage of unconventional processes Graham has developed and built for working with plaster and resin.
Graham shares her studio as well as her home with her husband, Lewis Mauk and their daughter, Eero.