I made Taos Kitchen Tool Organizer on the potter’s wheel using an iron bearing stoneware clay, which fires to a toasty tan. I trimmed the bottom is flat with a slight cut in to lift the piece off of the surface, giving it a floating effect. Also, I like to bead the rim to give the pot extra protection against chipping.
After Taos Kitchen Tool Organizer is through the bisque firing, and the bottom is dry footed, it’s ready for glazing. First, I dip the upper 3/4 of the piece in a Floating Blue Glaze that I make. Next, I dip the bottom 1/4 in a copper green glaze that make. Now, it’s time for pouring a bit of cream rust glaze that I make. But just in areas where some glaze will overlap the blue and some the green. Lastly, I dip the rim and brush a bit of red gold glaze.
And voila! You have a dynamic surface referencing the natural environment of Northern New Mexico. Yet every piece is unique and this piece has bigger cloud areas and less of the bright blue that is produced by the red gold overlap.
Organize your favorite kitchen tools and keep them handy and on the counter. Beautify and simply your countertop. And it’s also a vase! Yes, it’s water tight. So go ahead and create a stunning floral centerpiece.
Makes a great wedding, anniversary, housewarming, holiday, or anytime gift!
Approximately 6″Diameter x 6.75″High.