I made RIO Crema Oval Vase on the potter’s wheel without a bottom; then altered it into an oval and attached a floor. Sounds easy, right? Well, it takes a bit of massaging to get the entire piece to line up to the oval form without overworking it. I find the process quite pleasing and I love the result.
I chose to leave the throwing lines in the piece for interest. The body is stained with a red iron oxide, hence the title “RIO”. The upper portion and interior glazed with a cream rust, or crema.
Cut your favorite crop of flowers to suit the height of the vase and spread them along the length of the piece. RIO Crema Oval Vase will hold a robust arrangement. For simpler arrangements, fit a floral block in the bottom to hold fewer flowers in place. You can be creative.
9″ Long x 7.5″ High x 3.5″ Deep