Purple Rain Vase


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I made Purple Rain Vase on the potter’s wheel from stoneware clay.  It has a full round form that tapers at the neck and then flares at the rim.  And a slight taper to a flat bottom. Loops complete the “Grecian” style.

“Purple Rain” is what I call the sheeting of colors produced by this glaze combination.  I start with a purple matte glaze that I make, dipping the entire vase.  Once the glaze has dried, I dip again into a red gold glaze, but only the neck and the loops.  I also daub some of the red gold with a round paint brush here and there over the body of the pot.  Lastly, I dip about 1/2 of the neck in a copper green glaze that I make.  Stand back and wait for spring!  The colors that emerge are somewhat unique to each firing.  I see some blue and red and rust in there.

Purple Rain Vase will add interest and grace to any home decor. Fill with your favorite flowers.  Simply drop a fistful of your favorite flowers in and let the neck gather the arrangement naturally.  Or create a more complex arrangement.  Display without flowers too.  Makes a great wedding, anniversary, house warming, or anytime gift!

Fired to 2200 degrees F.  Yes, it is water tight. Holds flowers quite well.  Sits flat and is stable.

See also Midnight Bloom Vase