Hanging Mushroom Lantern


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I made Hanging Mushroom Lantern on the potter’s wheel, using an iron bearing stoneware clay.  A roof is thrown on the wheel and also attached.

And once the form is complete, I cut the door and pierce the body with an Exacto knife.  I don’t use patterns.  It’s all done intuitively. After piercing the lantern, I swabbed the roof with a flashing slip, in a circular motion, and then ran a small handmade broom tool through the slip to give it texture.

And after I bisque-fired Hanging Mushroom Lantern, it’s ready for the wood kiln!  We fire to 2400 degrees fahrenheit, which is usually between 32-36 hours of continuous stoking and about 2 cords of wood.   So the lantern is safe inside or outside.  The clay is now high fired stoneware and is completely vitrified.

I’ve always called these one of a kind creations “lanterns” but you might think of them as fairy houses.  Hang the lantern, or fairy house, from a hook in a tree.  Set it on a patio table, along a spa, or on the deck.

You may also use the lantern inside to add ambiance to any table, niche, or tub area.

Wired door accommodates tealight or votive candles.  When using a votive candle, I suggest you place a patch of wax paper underneath the candle to make removal easier.

Makes a unique wedding, housewarming, or anytime gift.

7.5″ high