Elyse Graham Creates Handmade Vases Inspired by Far-Flung Travel Destinations

Studying semiotics at Brown University, Elyse Graham learned how signs and symbols communicate. When it comes to expressing herself, however, she relies on imagination, working at the confluence of art and design, particularly in resin. “The process begins with a meticulous consideration of palette,” she explains.


For example, the Black Magic range of handmade vessels from Elyse Graham Studio incorporates colors typical of locations she describes as being “at the edge of our awareness,” such as Kashmir and Tasmania. Building each vase from the outside, she layers pigmented resin into a mold. Once the desired thickness is reached, the form is carved, sanded, and polished to reveal unexpected colors and patterns.

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