The Party Vases collection, made by glassmaker and artist Dominika Petrtýlová, captures that moment when a couple is engaged in love play and the entire surrounding world melts away. “Two young people leaning on a sound- mix table were kissing without paying any heed to the crowd. The lights flickered, sporadically bathing them in light. I could feel them receding somewhere into their own spacetime, where the concert was just a distant backdrop.” Petrtýlová goes to parties with the intention of finding passionate couples, so that she can later hand-paint their kiss on one of her vases. Each one thus becomes a unique original, as well as an inspiring commentary on the richly decorated Rococo vases which often similarly depicted the amorous liaisons of contemporary aristocracy.