I made Canyon Vase on the potter’s wheel from an iron bearing stoneware clay and “channeled” the curves and intrigue of canyon spaces by working the form from both inside and out with my hands. I work from a thrown cylinder while it is still quite pliable, yet firm enough to withstand the alterations. Once the form is set, I add a bottom.
Canyon Vase has a soft, smooth surface, with a weathered appearance of modulated color and glaze thickness. I achieved this by pouring the yellow salt glaze over the form, allowing it to follow the curves and valleys.
Then I fired this vessel in my wood kiln for 32 hours in a heavily reduced atmosphere at times.
Use for a large floral arrangement or as a sculptural focal point on any shelf, table, or garden setting. The piece sits flat and is well-balanced and can be used indoors or out. It is water tight.
Bring the great outdoors of the American Southwest into your home and bring peace and beauty to your environment with this organic sculptural vase.
9″ High x 14″ long x 3-4″ deep.
Compared to Running Cliffs Vase
Find me at the annual spring Contemporary Clay Fair April 25-26!