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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 £540 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.


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

  • 1 to 6 weeks depending on Claire's schedule

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