Tree Knot Fairy House


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I made Tree Knot Fairy House on the potter’s wheel from an iron-bearing clay.  First I thrown a conical form, then I alter the form with my finger from the inside quite a bit.  Stamping a clay slab with a batik block printer creates texture for the roof.  A meat tenderizing hammer for the final texture!

After completing construction of Tree Knot Fairy House, I cut a door that accommodates votive candles. Now it’s ready to pierce.  At this point, I have a good feel for the lantern’s unique personality.  I don’t use a stencil for piercing.  I use intuition, varying the holes to make interesting light patterns.

After I bisque fired the lantern, the piece is then wood fired for about 34 hours to 2400 degrees F or hotter.  This particular fairy house sat on a shelf very close to the fire box of the kiln creating a uniquely “ancient” look to the surface.

Use it inside on a table, side board, beside the tub.  Use the lantern outside as well, in a flower bed, or on the hot tub, or on a patio table.

9″ High x 5.5″ diameter