VASE- Cuba, Pohutukawa, Red

WIDTH: 11.0cm HEIGHT: 40.0cm DEPTH: 11.0cm WEIGHT: 1,400.0gm

"Pohutukawa is known as the New Zealand Christmas tree. It flowers a crimson to brilliant-red during December and January each year and is best grown close to the sea or the lake shore lines.

The plastic nature of clay is often lost in the moulded production of pottery. With the Cuba series I endeavoured to bring a sense of the soft, plastic nature of the clay while making a bold and functional form.

The Cuba Vase was made spontaneously by manipulating plastic clay. The clay was rolled out into a thick snake like roll, cut off and stood on end. My finger prints are still visible where the piece was lifted. From this core shape I fashioned the Cuba Jug and Cuba lights." Bob Steiner


Steiner Ceramics create unique handcrafted ceramics for the customer who appreciates quality homewares designed and made in New Zealand. Coming from a background in the handcrafted pottery tradition of New Zealand Bob Steiner offers handmade sculptural ceramic tiles, tableware and art that captures the essence of Aotearoa's fauna and flora (plant and wildlife in NZ), using a studio ceramics production method of slip casting. Tableware – vases, jugs, bowls, mugs, platters, plates in a wide range, all dishwasher and microwave safe. Collectible pieces, designer ceramics, Pacific themed and quintessentially Kiwi (Kiwiana) handmade gifts. Great New Zealand Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, wedding gifts, corporate gifts. If you are traveling think about gifts for overseas friends and business colleagues. Leaving work gifts, great gifts for men, thank you gifts.