Element Jar Vase

$165.00

(Includes USPS shipping within the 48 contiguous US)

1 in stock

SKU: JAR-Element Categories: ,

Description

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

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