Influenced by ancient Chinese pottery designs, this vase was hand thrown on the wheel and when leather hard the foot ring was trimmed and hollowed by eye, giving it a geometric look with eleven sides. Not a large pot, but the foot gives it a pleasant lift and a rather dignified presence. The surface of the clay body has also been carved and scraped, making a slightly irregular form and uneven surface which adds to its tactility. The piece has a very nice weight and balance to it , and the white dolomite glaze inside shows up the throwing rings beautifully.
The glaze is a dark blue (possibly a little deeper than shown in the photos) with a light grey tint where thinner. Mark Smalley's personal symbol is stamped to the underside (the eye was painted on simply to identify the glaze type after firing).
Measures approx. 3.5 inches in height and at its widest point, just under 4 inches across. It should hold liquid so is suitable for displaying fresh flowers.
P&P for this item is included in the price for delivery within the UK. Overseas customers are very welcome to contact me for a personalised shipping quotation.
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