I made Joshua Tree Oval Vase on the potter’s wheel from an iron bearing stoneware clay. I start by throwing a cylinder with no bottom. Next, I shape the cylinder into an oval. In this case, it’s a very wide or long oval. Then I attach a slab rolled bottom and when the piece is dry, I bisque fire.
I used a new combo I call “Joshua Tree” to create the surface design for Horseshoe Vase. After the piece was bisque-fired, I rubbed the entire surface with red iron oxide. Next I dipped the upper 2/3 of the piece in a red gold matte glaze and then I dipped into the copper green glaze. The overlap of the green and gold create a stunning mirror effect. The red gold over the iron oxide feels earthy. The form of the vase references landscape features of the southwest.
Use this vase for your favorite floral bouquets. The shape will spread the flowers into a pleasing formation with a natural flow. Or use this vase as a sculptural piece that can stand alone and accent any home decor. This vase makes a great wedding, housewarming, or anniversary gift.
Sits flat and is sturdy. Hefty in weight and stable. 9″ high x 10.25″ long x 3.75″ deep (at center of oval).
See also Taos Oval Vase