Flake-rim vase, U-planter and Facet vases
Martin Vorster and Colin Braye didn't start off in the world of ceramics. In fact, Martin began his working career as chartered accountant while Colin co-founded a product development company and worked as an engineer. Finding themselves drawn to more creative pursuits, they took up pottery classes as an artistic outlet. After a year of perfecting their craft, Vorster & Braye
Lantern vase and Giorgio bottles
With slightly different planning processes – Colin sketches his new designs on paper and Martin prefers to create 3D computer models – the two work well together to produce unique decorative vases and tableware. With various inspirations including Mid-Century ceramics, modernist and contemporary architecture and graphic and industrial design, all of their pieces are considered yet surprising in form.
Lantern vase, U-planter, Bud vases and Giorgio bottle
In an age where much of what we see disappears with a click, the two find it immensely satisfying to create something tangible and lasting. Presenting a delightful contrast between texture and colour, Vorster & Braye's ceramics are minimalist, sleek and celebrate the earthy naturalness of clay.
The duo's Flake-rim bowls are the perfect embodiment of their creative synthesis. Through a combined effort, the result is a vessel that conforms to and then breaks the rules – to exquisite effect.