Purple Heart


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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