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Clae Studio Brings New Ceramic Vessels to the MK Home Collection

We're excited to introduce the ceramic vessels of Victorian based maker, Britt Neech of Clae Studio. These sculptural design pieces are handmade on the Mornington Peninsula, and are a welcome arrival to our curated MK Home collection.

Featuring nine objects handmade in speckled clay, these vessels are glazed in three signature blue hues, a colour palette which invites us to reflect on the wisdom of the natural world.

‘At first there is nothing, then there is a profound nothingness, after that a blue profundity.’ — Yves Klein

We sat down for an interview with Britt, to get to know her work and artistic process a little better.

MK: Tell us how you came to create this series of vessels for the new Melanie Katsalidis retail store, in Melbourne's Royal Arcade?

BN: When Melanie reached out to me and asked if I’d be open to making a collection of Clae Studio pieces for the new store I was so excited. I love Melanie’s work and her curation of pieces in-store. We had a meeting and decided to create a gradient of blues - Klein blue, mid blue and sky blue - to compliment the stunning interior of the new Royal Arcade store.

MK: The Yves Klein Blue is a signature glaze/palette in your work - what draws you to this?

BN: For me, Yves Klein Blue fosters a sense of peace, contemplation, mystery and expansiveness. It has a timeless quality - it feels very ‘now’ but also quite otherworldly.

MK: Give us an insight into a typical day in your studio; what does your creative practice look like?

BN: I usually work in waves and flow with the process that the clay goes through. For example, I’ll spend a week or two completely focused on hand building work, then the following weeks will be dedicated to the drying, firing and glazing of those works. Any spare moment I have in-between is usually spent on experimentation, design, and the general tasks that I need to do to run my business.

MK: How did your recent travels to Europe inspire your work and creativity? 

BN: Having new experiences is really important to creativity. After the past two years being stuck inside, for the most part, I was itching for a change of scenery. I loved having the time and space to rest and let new ideas evolve. 

MK: What's inspiring you right now?

BN: I’m getting married in a few months and have been making a playlist for our wedding. I’m really drawn to love songs from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s and have been listening to them in the studio while I work.

Shop the full range of Clae Studio pieces in our MK Home collection.

 

We're excited to introduce the ceramic vessels of Victorian based maker, Britt Neech of Clae Studio. These sculptural design pieces are handmade on the Mornington Peninsula, and are a welcome arrival to our curated MK Home collection.

Featuring nine objects handmade in speckled clay, these vessels are glazed in three signature blue hues, a colour palette which invites us to reflect on the wisdom of the natural world.

‘At first there is nothing, then there is a profound nothingness, after that a blue profundity.’ — Yves Klein

We sat down for an interview with Britt, to get to know her work and artistic process a little better.

MK: Tell us how you came to create this series of vessels for the new Melanie Katsalidis retail store, in Melbourne's Royal Arcade?

BN: When Melanie reached out to me and asked if I’d be open to making a collection of Clae Studio pieces for the new store I was so excited. I love Melanie’s work and her curation of pieces in-store. We had a meeting and decided to create a gradient of blues - Klein blue, mid blue and sky blue - to compliment the stunning interior of the new Royal Arcade store.

MK: The Yves Klein Blue is a signature glaze/palette in your work - what draws you to this?

BN: For me, Yves Klein Blue fosters a sense of peace, contemplation, mystery and expansiveness. It has a timeless quality - it feels very ‘now’ but also quite otherworldly.

MK: Give us an insight into a typical day in your studio; what does your creative practice look like?

BN: I usually work in waves and flow with the process that the clay goes through. For example, I’ll spend a week or two completely focused on hand building work, then the following weeks will be dedicated to the drying, firing and glazing of those works. Any spare moment I have in-between is usually spent on experimentation, design, and the general tasks that I need to do to run my business.

MK: How did your recent travels to Europe inspire your work and creativity? 

BN: Having new experiences is really important to creativity. After the past two years being stuck inside, for the most part, I was itching for a change of scenery. I loved having the time and space to rest and let new ideas evolve. 

MK: What's inspiring you right now?

BN: I’m getting married in a few months and have been making a playlist for our wedding. I’m really drawn to love songs from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s and have been listening to them in the studio while I work.

Shop the full range of Clae Studio pieces in our MK Home collection.