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Claire Malet




Claire Malet

Teasel Vessel by Claire Malet upcycled tin can with gold leaf  for AUTHOR Interiors' collection of British sustainable luxury furniture and homeware

Regular price £555 Sale

Handcrafted by Metal and Silversmith, Claire Malet, in her rural Herefordshire studio.

Claire makes this gorgeous vessel from a domestic steel food can. Claire handworks and gilds the tin-can with 24ct gold leaf reforming it from an everyday item to a beautiful, unique piece. It is then lacquered and waxed.

Select luxury gift wrapping in CART for just £3.50 per gift or accessory ordered. We will wrap the gift beautifully in one of our luxury gift boxes with tissue paper, ribbon and seasonal decoration. We can also add a personalised message for you which you can provide in the ‘notes' section at checkout

Free UK-wide Delivery on all orders over £80*

We ship globally. For orders to an address outwith UK, contact us to arrange international shipping to USA, Australia, mainland Europe and beyond.


  • Height: 11cm
    Diameter: 8cm
    Weight: 45g each

  • 1 to 6 weeks depending on Claire's schedule

    AUTHOR will deliver your product as quickly and as carefully as possible. We pride ourselves on our fastidious packaging and concierge despatch services, no request is too much trouble. Do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss delivery. Where our products are handmade, your order could take a matter of weeks; in these instances we will provide you with an approx. lead-time and then keep you updated by phone or email as to the progress of your order. Where there’s a short wait for hand-crafted items made in small batches or for a custom order, trust us; it’s always worth it. Any item intended as a gift can be beautifully wrapped, just tick this option in CART. Gift wrapping is a complimentary service to our AUTHOR Society members.

    UK orders under £80 incur a delivery charge of £7. Delivery is free in the UK for orders over £80. Delicate or non-standard pieces are marked as such and incur a delivery fee depending on your location in the UK and the size/weight of the piece. International orders do incur a shipping cost which is calculated on size, weight and location of delivery address. An invoice will be sent separately from as little as £15. For further information please refer to our payment and delivery page.


  • Dust only, do not wipe or wash.
Why we love this product

A Gorgeous Gold Leaf Vessel

Claire has transformed this domestic food can into a beautiful and unique gilded sculpture using her amazing metal working skills. The handworked pattern creates a wonderful texture and allows you to see the hand gilding work in the interior, a visual metaphor for the can's metamorphosis. We can see Claire's inspiration from nature for her pieces as the textured surface pattern on the exterior reminds us almost of the head of a thistle or eryngium. 

We love that Claire's focus on being ethical and environmentally responsible as possible and love that she has elevated an every day item such as a tin can into art. 

What our customers say...

‘Author’ quite simply tells the story of their products. Author introduces the maker, describes their journey,  infects you with their enthusiasm and then guides you to the right conclusion, delivering an outstanding shopping  experience directly into your home. Personal and curated style available to everyone, everywhere. Can’t recommend Jane and the team enough

Mrs H Van Der Kuyl