I made Big Apple Jar Vase from an iron bearing stoneware on the potter’s wheel. A fully expressed form combined with a tapered pedestal foot creates an elegant form. A plunged lid with curvaceous finial completes the form. This is a “potter’s pot”, one that holds a classic appeal in its form and in its surface.
I applied the Copper green glaze on the upper 3/4 of the pot. The thick application of the glaze, salt and natural ash glazes moved down the lower curve of the pot and is beaded; the reduction of the wood kiln producing copper red in large sections of the pot. To make the slip decoration, I mixed a recipe of oxides and clay. I used a large bear fur brush, which I made. I love to use this brush because it allows me to be energetic and powerful in my motion. Slip decoration in abstract circular motion mirrors the form.
Use the jar in ceremony, as a store, an urn, or as a vase. The full, elegant shape of Big Apple Jar Vase provides a striking, earthy, and harmonious focal point to any home decor. Place on a shelf, in a niche, or on a table.
Stands 15″ High. 9″ diameter. Wood Fired to 2350 degrees F. Compare this piece to Thunder Jar
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