I made Canyon Wall Vase on the potter’s wheel from an iron bearing stoneware clay. I start by throwing a cylinder with no bottom. Next, I shape the cylinder into a kind of horseshoe, allowing the shape to form with the nature of the clay wall In this case, it’s a squarish rim and simple, strong bend. Then I attach a slab rolled bottom and when the piece is dry, I bisque fire.
Knowing that this piece was heading to the wood kiln, I chose to leave a good portion of it bare. And since we fire to 2400 degrees, the clay will be vitrified or non absorbent even when left bare. Next I over lapped a yellow salt glaze over a red shino on opposing angles. The bubbles in the shino created a pattern that looks like it was printed.
Use this vase for your favorite floral bouquets. The shape will spread the flowers into a pleasing line formation with a natural flow. Or use this vase as a sculptural piece that can stand alone and accent any home decor. Strong, quiet, original. Makes a great wedding, housewarming, or anniversary gift.
Sits flat and is sturdy. Hefty in weight and stable. 8″ high x 7″ long x 2″ deep.
See also Taos Oval Vase