I made Element Jar Vase on the potters wheel from an iron bearing stoneware clay and threw the lid separately, using calipers for measurements. The lid is seated in a galley with a flange that drops down inside the neck of the pots, while a unique finial completes the form. I approach making finials much as I approach my brushwork: It must be made in a fluid, spontaneous motion to capture the energy and honesty of the moment. Once the clay is roll and textured, then it needs to be a swift twist and pinch. Ha.
Beautifully heart-shaped – a full shoulder that closes at the neck and then cups the lid.
I am working with more earth tones in this latest series of jar vases. Here, I began by staining the entire surface with a red iron oxide. Next I poured a simple and naturally flowing line of cream glaze down the front and back of the piece. I also put cream glaze on the rim and on the finial A minimal trail of satin black forms a triad, a chord, of earth tones that enhance the form without overpowering it.
Use Element Jar Vase as a storage jar. And it’s food safe. Or use it as a vase and it’s water tight. Add a warm and intriguing focal point to any shelf, table, or niche.
Makes a great wedding, anniversary, or housewarming gift. Treat yourself to this touch of elemental beauty.
11″ High x 8″ diameter
Compare to Big Ginger