Ikebana Vase


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I made Ikebana Vase on the potter’s wheel from a rich iron stoneware clay.  I start from a an open bowl form with no bottom.  When the clay is firm enough to manipulate without it collapsing, I remove the bowl from the bat and put it on a ware board.  Now the fun begins.  With one hand on either side of the cylinder I gently but firmly roll the bowl inward.  My goal is to create a natural and intriguing curve. I enjoy the smoothness of the wall and the softness, and I handle the clay as little as possible, allowing it to “move into place” with the least amount of effort.

This Ikebana Vase takes the form of a fan perhaps, lyrical and flowing.  A well in the bottom of the form makes the perfect place for a “frog”.  Create your unique arrangement in the tradition of Ikebana.  Compliment the form with flowers.  The result will be stunning.

I combined several glazes in small overlapping doses over the upper portion of the piece, and then fired the pot in my wood burning kiln.  A crew of 4 of us fire about 150-200 pots for about 38 hours until we achieve temperatures around 2400 degrees F or hotter.

Water tight.  Stable and durable.  Makes a great wedding, anniversary, housewarming, or anytime gift.

6″high x 12″ long

See also JT Landscape Vase