This stoneware vase was thrown on the wheel and once leather hard, hand decorated with a black slip using several brushes. After the bisque firing to around 1050 degrees centigrade, the pot was left in storage for several weeks, during which the clay became slightly damp and a small section of the slip came away from the surface. I thought the effect this produced in the decoration was rather interesting and decided to leave it, allowing the flames and ash from wood firing to determine the vase's final appearance.
The pot was placed right next to the mouth of the firebox, where the flames and smoke are at their most intense. As a result, the bare clay and slip on one side were starved of oxygen, producing darker, grey hues. It was fired to well over 1200 degrees centigrade and will hold liquid.
The piece measures approx. 4.25 inches wide and 3.5 inches in height. Weight is just under 500g.
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Contemporary British and Japanese Ceramics
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