I have been in love with the artist cec le page’s vases since I first laid eyes on them in a shop in westbourne grove called space boudoir, which sadly closed its doors many many years ago. Their now no longer existent mail order catalogue definitely raised the bar for mail order shopping as we know it today. I remember the first time I saw a collection of these vases displayed in their shop. I literally stopped breathing for a few seconds. This was different to anything I had seen before. After months of deliberation I took the plunge and bought myself the smallest and cheapest they had for sale. They only had one and it was in shocking pink!
The vases are all one of a kind, hand painted from lucite, a solid transparent plastic. People are surprised when lifting them up how deceivingly heavy they are. The vibrant colours are rich, whilst also appearing translucent and light. Furthermore, each piece is inscribed with a signature and the year it was made.
It was only afterwards, when I called up cec in new york, I discovered that I could order any colour combination I wanted and so I started to dream up my next purchases. This time, I am happy to say, they were presents from family and friends. Here are baby ella and ella respectively…
If anyone out there is interested or thinking of surprising me!!, my next one on the list is ‘swing’ in chocolate and blue as shown here. Of course, cec has moved on in her work and you can find her latest additions here. She is quirky and I salute you, lovely cec!
Here are some more images for you. I hope you enjoy them.