Inspired by the organic shape of gourds, this piece was designed to be used as a planter. It 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.
The piece is bisque fired to its maturing temperature, cone 04. Followed by sanding, glazing and the final firing.
Most of the time the work goes through 2 glaze firings until the desired colors are present.