This Volcano Vase was handmade in the UK by Alissa Volchkova - a Franco Russian designer and artist shown in various exhibitions (The Young Masters, Saatchi Gallery, Leeds Museums and Galleries, Schloss Honegg for Design, etc.)
The artist said of her work:
'I am revisiting the industrial and repetitive methods of production to paradoxically create irregular and unpredictable unique objects. Indeed, the Volcanos are made of 2 parts: the base - lower part - blown into a mold, and the second part is the continuity of the mold - an excess of glass formed randomly, usually removed (cut) in glass blowing, considered as a defect. I am keeping and taking advantage of this 'defect' by playing with it and exaggerating it, to create a variation of vases that will never be identical.'