I made Tibetan Temple Fairy House on the potter’s wheel as a cylinder. Next I altered it with my finger from the inside and attached a slab bottom. I cut a second chunkier slab of clay and stamped texture into it using a batik block. Then I attached the roof. The pyramid stack of rocks adds just the right touch. The door is cut to follow the form.
Tibetan Temple Fairy House emerges!
When piercing holes for light, I follow the undulation of the form, varying the shapes and direction of the piercing. After bisque firing the lantern, I then fire it again for 34 hours in my wood burning kiln to 2400 degrees. Natural ash and salt glazing compliment this piece in contrasting tones. Goldenrod on the roof. Deep brown with “orange peel” on the body.
Now you have a beautifully functional touch of magic to add to your home or garden. Use inside on a dining table, side table, tub ledge, or niche. Use outside on the patio, in the garden, or hang in a tree!
Wired door accommodates tea or votive candles. 7″ H x 3″ x 3″