Landscape Vase 2


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Running Landscape Vase 2 was a pleasure to make.  I throw a cylinder on the potter’s wheel from an iron bearing stoneware clay.  When the clay is still quite soft, just firm enough to manipulate without it collapsing, I remove the cylinder from the bat and put it on a ware board.  Now the fun begins.  With one hand on either side of the cylinder I gently but firmly move the cylinder inward.  My goal is to create the walls of a canyon, or, the sides of a southwestern palisade. I enjoy the smoothness of the wall and the softness, which allows me to elongate the wall by stretching it.

This Running Landscape Vase 2 flows in complementary angles.  It is narrow, yes; but, it is wide enough to accommodate flowers.  I like to think of the flowers moving as across the landscape.

I fired the vase for 34 hours in the wood burning kiln I built 10 years ago on my property.   The exterior of the pot is bare with a yellow salt rim and a minimum of glaze running downward.  I wanted to keep the surface quite.  The intense heat from the wood firing and contact with flame creates a subtly modulated deep browns and reds over the surface of the piece. The interior is lined with a blue-green celedon glaze.

Compare to Taos Oval Vase

7”H x 13″long