This wee dainty vase is a real pretty gift, perfect for the flower lover or abstract art lover. Although small the pot has that something special, a jewel like quality. I made this little pot on the potters wheel in porcelain clay. After decorating the pot, I turned a small foot ring on the base and signed the pot 'by les' stamped into the clay. I painted an abstract image based on a sweet pea flower, inspired by the shapes and colours of the flower. I used masking fluid and coloured stains for the design. I also used sgraffito (scratching through the clay surface) to draw some of the lines and textures.
when it was dry I fired the pot in my electric kiln at 950 degrees centigrade. At this stage I wash over stains to pick out the lines and details, then masked over the detail and lastly I dip glazed the pot in a green glaze. A further firing at a much hotter temperature of 1240 degrees centigrade is the final part of the making.
The size of this little vase is: Height 7 cms x 4 cms diameter
The glaze I used is lead free food safe. The pot is also dish washer safe, although hand washing will prolong the shine over years.
I will carefully pack the pot using recycled packaging wherever I can to help the environment. I will post the pot within 3 days on receipt of payment.
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I am inspired by nature and this pot is one of a series of pots in different shapes, based on sweet pea sketches I made during a visit to Bladnoch Scotland. The sweet peas were growing wild and there were so many flowers, my sketch book soon filled with lots of different compositions. Using porcelain to throw the pot in was a great starting point as the white surface became a delight to draw on.
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