Snow Vases

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Exploring materials, form and process, Maxim Velčovský's snow vases are on show at Mint as part of their Cabinets of Curiosity exhibition - one of the not to be missed locations during London Design Festival. Describing the technique as "lost-snow casting" and created over three winters from 2010-2012 using different snow from different locations, each vase is made from moulding snow into which plaster was then poured.

As the plaster hardened and gave off heat, its warmth melted the snow resulting in unique shapes and textures.