I made Fairy House Lantern on the potter’s wheel from stoneware clay without a bottom. Then I altered the form from the inside out and attached a floor. I also made the hat roof for Fairy House Lantern on the wheel, attaching it when it was still quite soft so that it swoops naturally. Next I create texture with a meat tenderizing hammer. Finally, I cut a door (this one is in front) and pierce the body.
I don’t pierce with a stencil. I work intuitively, following the form and the feelings I have about the lantern’s personality.
The lantern is fired, stained with a red iron oxide, and then fired again. The second firing is to 2200 degrees F.
Fairy House Lantern is safe to use outside as a garden feature, on a patio table, or hung in a tree. Use it indoors as well, on a dining room or side table, in the entryway or bath.
Wired door accommodates tealight or votive candles. Wire hanger handle. 9″High