An arse related charity project.
What’s this all about?
Wieden+Kennedy have teamed up with artist Fredrik Andersson to raise some much-needed money and awareness for Positive East, an east London charity who provide support for those affected by HIV. And what better way to raise funds than through fun little arse shaped vases.
Wait, what's an Arse Vase?
Excellent question. The Arse Vase is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a handmade ceramic vase that's in the shape of a cheeky little arse. It comes in three different colours: pink, tan and brown. Smooth or hairy. Your flowers go in the arse hole, naturally.
Remind me why again?
Wieden+Kennedy London has a strong partnership with Positive East. This year around London Pride, we wanted to create something for them that helped raise badly needed funds, helped fight the stigma around HIV in a playful way and raise awareness about who Positive East are and what great work they do.
How much does it cost?
The Arse Vase costs £40, plus postage and packaging.
And how many are you making?
150. This was a limited edition run of 100. However because we're doing all of this for charity and people seemed to like it we're extending the run to 150. So get your order in quickly to avoid Arse Vase related disappointment.
When will I receive it?
Each Arse Vase is handmade with lots of love and care. So it will take us some time to fulfil each order. Please allow up to 3 months for your vase to arrive. It probably won't take that long, but it might, so please be patient.
Would it make a good gift?
It would make the best gift. Gift receivers will love and remember you for a long time and consider you an interesting, compassionate and culturally relevant person.
What’s your email?
You can mail us electronically at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s it called?
Seriously? It’s called the Arse Vase.
How big is it?
It’s about the size of a small loaf of bread.
Is it water tight?
The Arse Vase is water tight. That’s the Arse Vase promise.
What can I put in it?
Whatever you like, but we’d recommend flowers. They’re a great way to brighten up any space and are scientifically proven to improve wellbeing. But really, it’s up to you.
Do you do refunds?
No we don’t. What you see is what you get. If, for some reason, your Arse Vase is broken upon arrival. Please contact us and we’ll sort it out. If you drop it by accident, we’re sorry, we can’t help you. Unless you wish to purchase a replacement, in which case we’d be happy to help you.
How do I clean it?
Turn it upside down. Let the water drain out. Pour some clean water in. Slosh it around for a bit. Then drain that water out, and hey presto! You’ve got yourself a freshly cleaned Arse Vase.
Who helped you guys out?
The Arse Vase team consists of: some people at Wieden+Kennedy and Fredrik Andersson. With lots of help from Richard Cook.
What is it made out of?
It's a buff casting slip that is fired and glazed on an earthenware temperature.
Any other uses?
Again, it’s really up to you and if flowers aren’t your thing, maybe: an ink well, a pencil holder, book ends (if you buy two), a cocktail drinking vessel, a paper weight and more. The Arse Vase is as flexible as your imagination.
And what if I get my finger stuck in it?
Call the Arse Vase hotline on: +44 7786531978.
What if i have any other questions?
Please contact Freddy & Paddy at: email@example.com