'Art Supplies' - Mini Wood Girl Vending Machine
I studied architecture at university, and my favourite part was the model making - I loved using the equipment that showed you the light conditions in a space at different times of the day, and the photography that allowed you to shrink in size (if only in the mind) and wander the spaces you had made. I did occasionally use clay for models back then, but also often of white card, with outlined edges. So I think it might have been inevitable that all these years later my love of Japanese vending machines has inspired me to make some model versions in thick slabs of porcelain, that can be interacted with, by setting up moveable pieces. I wanted the finished pieces to look like hand drawn 2D quick sketches come to life - alive and a bit wonky.
Brushes & paint are central to my work, and well loved members of my household, and one of my favourite things to do when in Japan is visit brush makers and art supply stores - often finding things you can't get elsewhere. This 'play' sculpture comes fully stocked with eleven little wood girls - some sporting brushes and some are little paint tubes.
Please make sure you consult the pictures carefully and that you are happy with the piece before purchasing. You can also use these ceramic machines as tiny display cases for those other tiny treasures that never have a place to be appreciated.
Porcelain, chunky slab built 'play' sculpture, a substantial and heavy piece. Painted decoration in cobalt oxide and finished in a beautiful speckled blue glaze on the exterior, and matte white for the shelves and black matt for the interior tray area at the bottom. Comes with 11 little mini wood girls. Owners of porcelain vending machine sculptures are also able to purchase other mini wood girls sets from the store when available - proof of purchase may be required.
Machine size: Approximately 26cm high/ 16cm wide/ 5.5cm deep.
PLEASE NOTE: Not for young children, as the small pieces could be swallowed.
Due to the weight, a courier service is required for delivery outside the UK.