Barzoj biscuit vase

Dimensions 40–54 cm Year produced 2022 Medium/material porcelain Production Pirsc Porcelain Web Foto Kiva Novotný Text DK


The Barzoj vase uses the archetypal shape
of the amphora, robbing it of some of its universality and utility – it plays with it provocatively and adds an artifactual uniqueness. Its fragile elegance, emphasized by its slim profile, gives the object a very specific character. With
its atypical shape, Barzoj attacks our senses and forces us to come nearer and inspect it in detail. The optical illusion conjured by its ingenious shape tests the limits of our imagination. Just like the breed of greyhound after which it is named, it exhibits not only elegance, but also surprising strength. The vase is designed in three versions: Octopus, Amfo and Lion. Only thirty items were made of each.


Daniel Piršč (* 1966) is a renowned Czech designer
of porcelain. His ceaseless search for new applications
of luxurious porcelain in interior decoration, architecture and commissioned projects for his exclusive clientele has won him many design awards. The high-quality production processes, innovative technologies and unique designs distinguish Daniel Piršč as a master of his craft both in Czechia and abroad. Piršč studied porcelain and ceramics at the renowned Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Since 2005, he has been running the Pirsc Porcelain studio in Mikulov, and is currently Head of the Ceramics Studio at The Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia.

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