I made Rio 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 (rio). The upper portion and interior glazed with a cream rust.
Cut your favorite crop of flowers to suit the height of the vase and spread them along the length of the piece. Rio 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