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Wheel thrown Stoneware vase with Rhododendron flower design

Wheel thrown Stoneware vase with Rhododendron flower design
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Description

This classy shaped vase has an elegant contrast. The minimal design is well balanced with it's colours and textures and the gentle celadon glaze has just a hint of green. The Semi abstract painting is based on a Rhododendron flower.
A useful piece as a statement piece or to use as a functional vase for flowers.
I made the vase on the potters wheel with stoneware clay. while the clay was still damp I loosely painted the Rhododendron flower in coloured underglaze and clay slips from drawings in my sketch book. At this stage I carve marks into the clay to correspond with the pencil marks in my sketch book. The piece was dried, then fired in my kiln to 950 degrees centigrade, after the first firing I applied a wash of black stain into the lines, wiped clean just leaving the stain inside the marks to enhance the textures. The next stage was to dip glaze the vase. The piece was fired a second time to 1,240 degrees centigrade.

The vase is dishwasher proof although handwashing is always best to keep the glaze shine.

I have signed the piece under the base with letters impressed into the clay as 'by les'

The size of this vase is: Height 8.5 cms x 12.5 cms Diameter (rim)

The vase will be wrapped very carefully & dispatched to you on receipt of payment.

Inspiration

While walking in the countryside with my dog I made sketches of the many varieties of rhododendron shrubs during a visit to Stirling in Scotland. The blooms were so majestic and inspiring and this led to a whole series of work I based on these flowers.

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by lesleyclaytonarts within 3 days of receiving payment.

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United Kingdom £3.70

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