I made Landscape Box on the potter’s wheel using an iron bearing stoneware clay. Throwing the main body on the wheel allows me to create a galley in which to seat the lid; and because I make the body without a bottom, I can then alter it into a rectangle. Next I add a slab-rolled bottom and form a lid using a sling. I get pleasure from creating spontaneous handles from scraps of clay. In this case, I was thinking of southwestern landscapes and rock formations atop of mesas and palisades.
After bisque-firing the box, I dripped a flashing slip just along the upper portion of Landscape Box and left the rest of the exterior bare. The inside is lined with a shino glaze. And then it goes into my wood burning kiln for a 34 hour firing. The reduction in the kiln causes the deep iron brown. We add salt at around 2300 degrees and it vaporizes and forms an “orange peel” glaze on areas of the pot.
Use the box to store your treasures or to store grains, flours, nuts, or other dry goods. Use this piece as a serving dish. You can even bake in it. Use it for a vase. It will hold your imagination how ever you choose to enjoy it.
See also Canyon Vase
7″L x 3″D x 5″High