This ceramic vase is simple yet elegant. The transparent matt glaze gives it a very soft tone.
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
10.5" x 4"