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For Mara Paris, jewelry and sculpture have always been intrinsic to one another. When I design jewelry, I consider every piece like a small sculpture to adorn different parts of the body.
Because of this connection, I wanted to try my hand at transforming my shapes into ceramic art. While I was working on my HOPE Collection, I met Nadège, a highly talented sculptress. Together, we decided to transform the Hope shape into something bigger, into an art form that could live eternally on the body and beyond.
By bouncing off each other's inspirations and creative processes, we created two limited edition models of HOPE vases. Both feature the same shape but serve different purposes.
Nadège believes in the importance of local production; she crafts her vases by hand in her Parisian atelier. Like anything made with love by an artisan, her vases take time to produce, and nothing is left to chance. That's why we decided to produce limited amount of vases for each model.
But, this isn't just about beautiful vases. Hope Ceramics is the story of how I found my kindred spirit in a fellow female creative. Both of us studied in Italy and fell in love with its arts and culture, not to mention that Nadège means HOPE. Whether it was a divine decree or just good karma, the richness of our encounter has been a blessing in 2021 and demonstrates that even in trying times, we must keep the world turning together (on a ceramic wheel).