This piece displays beautifully as a centerpiece and still does the job of holding something, except liquid. Whichever its use, it was thoughfully made to be thoughtfully used.
A combination of glazes are used for this piece, which creates some very beautiful effects within the colors.
Created from two slabs of clay which are assembled into a cylinder, the piece is rotated around as it is evenly pushed from the inside out creating its final form. Before the piece is completely dry, it is shaped, carved and burnished, giving it a very smooth surface.
When dry, the piece is bisque fired to its maturing temperature, cone 04, followed by sanding for a very smooth finish.
An application of clear transparent glaze is applied and the piece goes through its final firing. There are times when the work goes through 2-3 glaze firings until the desired colors are present.
This claybody does have some resemblance to that of porcelain.
Ceramic, cone 04, glaze
3 1/4" x 6 1/4"
5 3/8" Rim