In my work I like to find inspiration in the surreal; flowers that are so weird and wonderful they look otherworldly. When designing this piece, I drew on that idea and looked to make an object that has an ode to outer space.
I loved that I could work with a material that is organic and earthy, while elevating it into a new otherworldly form. I wanted to move away from what we traditionally see terracotta vessels formed as.
The intimacy of this project was a real joy. It was great to have the opportunity to design a vessel as I mainly work within large-scale botanical installations, event floral design and styling. I appreciate Thomas putting his trust in me that I could design something outside my usual field.
I hope this piece makes people inquisitive and encourages them to look outside the realm of what’s real or unreal.
Hattie Molloy is an installation artist, object maker and creative director based in Melbourne.
Historically Hattie’s work has found itself based within the field of floral design, from temporal floral arrangements to large scale installations and sculptures.
Hattie’s affinity with photography and still life remains central to her practice, drawing inspiration from the surreal and believing that it encourages us to look at the world around us. She uses an in depth knowledge of photography to reach a global audience, fortifying the enjoyment of her work internationally.