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