In the summer of 2004 I spent 3 months in the European ceramic work center in Den Bosch playing with clay, shapes and moulds. This resulted in a few vases and some other objects that where presented in the exhibition ‘A fine mess.’ at Brutto Gusto in Rotterdam. This is one of the 3 projects I did during this period. The shape of this vase was dug out with a chisel and a plaster scraper in two blocks of plaster that served as a mould later on. So instead of making a positive first and then trying to cast a mould, this vase skipped that part in the normal ceramic production process. The excavated vase has been included in the collection of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Not for sale.