JT Oval Vase


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I made JT Oval Vase on the potter’s wheel from an iron bearing stoneware clay.  I start the form as a large cylinder without a bottom.  Next I gently compress the cylinder and coax the walls gently into an elongated oval shape.  And then I attach a floor.  I find the process quite pleasing and the result satisfying. The form feels natural and comfortable in your hands.

Everything about this piece feels strong and textural.  I am layering red gold and copper green glazes creating veils of texture over the upper portion of the surface.  But first, I rub a red iron oxide into the bottom 3/4 of the pot.  This is a permanent stain that fires out a deep red brown.  I dip the upper portion of the vase in a red gold glaze.  And then I overlap with a copper green glaze that I make, but only about a 1/4 of the way down the first glaze layer.  It’s going to move in the firing! The vase is lined with the same red gold glaze.  I call this 2-glaze combination and red iron stain, “Joshua Tree” or “JT” for short.

JT Oval Vase makes a great accent for any home.  Cut your favorite flowers to suit the height of the vase and let the oval do the arrangement.  The presentation reminds me of a meadow somehow.  A run of Irises or daffodils or mixed wild flowers.  Set off a shelf, table top, or nook with the intriguing charm of this landscape inspired vase.

Fired to 2200 degrees F.  It’s water tight!  Strong and durable too.

Makes a Great wedding, anniversary, birthday, housewarming gift too!

12″ L x 9″ H x 2.5″ D

See also Taos Oval Vase