Stoneware pottery vase with spiral hand cut design on both exterior sides, ideal as a contemporary ornament or for arranging flowers!
Hand building process
Each vase is made from grey stoneware clay, which dries to an off white. This vase has been hand built by rolling clay, joining the pieces together with slip and once leather hard, hand cutting the spiral designs on the exterior. The vase has two firings, the first to around 1100 degrees centigrade and the second, to over 1200 degrees. As the vase is handmade, the shapes can be irregular – each item is unique! The process takes more than 2 weeks to complete – this allows for the original rolling out, drying before the first firing, glazing and then final firing and cooling. The glaze is white satin on the exterior with a clear gloss on the interior – the had cut sections are left raw, eg without glaze so the texture of the clay is visible to the eye.
The price is for one vase, handmade in my studio in the Surrey Hills
Recommended a gentle wipe with a soft cloth