The F!NK Vase originated from a trio of one-off vases Robert Foster created for a solo exhibition in 1996, and has evolved as a production piece through the exploration of a technique—explosive forming. This unique process allows the manufacture of organic types of forms which are otherwise difficult to achieve using traditional industrial techniques. The design and technique are inseparable, and there is great irony in creatingsuch an elegant and sensuous object using a volatile manufacturing process. Each “Explosive Vase” is unique in character since the process ensures that no two objects are ever alike. The juxtaposition of unconventional process and design has produced another distinctive F!NK product.