Persephone Vase

2012 ‘Persephone’ Vase by Rauni Higson

Britannia Silver. Spun and hand-raised vase, with soldered fold-formed elements. Maker’s mark: Rauni Higson. Measurements: Height 54.5 cm. Width 25 cm.

The myth of Persephone’s abduction by Hades represents her function as the personification of vegetation which shoots forth in spring and withdraws into the earth after harvest.

This vase represents the irrepressible growth of spring; inspired by the Snowdonian landscape where plants strive against the hard mountain elements, emerging from cracks and fissures with immense energy. Commissioned as the centrepiece of her showcase silver exhibits at Erddig Hall, when she was artist in residence for the Goldsmiths’ Company’s ‘Studio Silver Today’ exhibition, in liaison with the National Trust, 2013.

Persephone Vase

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