Taos Jar Vase


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I made Taos Jar Vase as a jar and a vase, on the potter’s wheel, from stoneware clay.  The plunged lid has a unique and fascinating finial.  It’s shape is toward oval; full at the shoulder and tapered at the bottom.

Using a glaze decoration I call “Taos”, I begin by dipping the upper 2/3 of the pot in a floating blue glaze that I make.  Next I dip the bottom 1/3 in a copper green glaze that I make.  Then I “trail”, splash, and pour small amounts of a cream rust that I make in fluid, spontaneous motions.  And for the final touch, I paint the rim and daub areas with a red gold glaze, which produces a brighter blue on the rim and “blooms” in areas where the glazed was daubed. The melding of the this layering will often produce a landscape reminiscent of Northern New Mexico.  Travel around the circumference of the pot and find striking yet subtle passages.

Decorate your home with Taos Jar Vase.  It’s a jar or a decorative stand alone piece.  Use as a canister or even as an urn.  Use as a vase.  Simply drop a fistful of your favorite flowers in and let the neck gather the arrangement naturally.  Create a more complex arrangement.  Makes a great wedding, anniversary, house warming, or anytime gift!

Fired to 2200 degrees F.  Yes, it is water tight.  Create a floral arrangement along the curved linear line.  Holds flowers quite well.  Sits flat and is stable.

See also Element Jar