I made Purple Heart on the potter’s wheel from stoneware clay. The plunged lid has a stunning finial. It’s shape is full at the bottom and tapers toward the top; into the shape of a heart perhaps. Purple is a color of nobility. Green is earnest and true. Gold is the color of honor. When I looked at the finished pot, I saw a Purple Heart. The bronze look of the finial puts the final touch of honor to the piece. Not that you have to see the piece this way!
I am using a glaze decoration that I often call Purple Rain or Purple Sunset, depending on the way the 3 glazes meld in the kiln. I start with a purple matte glaze which I make and dip the piece about 2/3 of the way from the bottom. Next I dip the upper 1/3 of the vase in a red gold glaze. And for the last touch, I dip the rim and neck in a green glaze which I make. I daub a spots of red gold over the purple as well to add the sense of flourish.
Decorate your home with Purple Heart. It’s a vase or a jar or a decorative stand alone piece. Use as a canister or even an urn. Use as a vase. Simply drop a fistful of your favorite flowers in and let the neck gather the arrangement naturally. Create a more complex arrangement. Makes a great wedding, anniversary, house warming, or anytime gift!
Fired to 2200 degrees F. Yes, it is water tight. Create a robust floral arrangement along the curved linear line. Holds flowers quite well. Sits flat and is stable.
See also Purple Rain Cookie Jar