I made Taos Bloom Vase on the potter’s wheel from stoneware clay. It’s a classic Grecian urn shape, curvy and tapered at the bottom, which sits nice and flat. I pulled attached handles to either side of the neck, which make moving the vase when it’s full of water more practical and sets of the form beautifully.
My Taos Glaze is a four-part glaze application that often results in a landscape. For Taos Bloom Vase, I added daubs of glaze to the blue areas which produce “blooms” over the surface and feels more floral. The eye likes a modulated surface; that is, a surface with variation in depth as well as interest. But it all works in harmony, not busy or overdone. The surface gives a contemporary treatment of a classic form.
Decorate your home with Taos Bloom Vase as a stand alone piece, or, fill with your favorite long-stem flowers. Simply drop a handful in and let the neck gather the arrangement naturally. Or create a more complex arrangement. Makes a great gift for weddings or anniversaries. Pair with Taos Open Serving Bowl and Taos Baker create your own composition.
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.