Vase, White Glaze on Speckled Clay (8 in / 20 cm tall)
Vase with White Glaze on Speckled Clay
8 in x 4 1/2 in
(20 cm x 11 1/2 cm)
This piece was thrown by me on a pottery wheel using a speckled clay (though the speckles don't appear until the final firing). After the initial bisque firing so - that the piece can handled without breaking - I apply a pattern with thin detailing tape. This is all done "free hand" over many hours. Layers of a while glaze are then brushed, the tape removed, another round of cleanup, and then the final firing to over 2,000 degrees F (1,090 C). The final firing makes the piece water tight, food and dishwasher safe (though I would wash this piece by hand if possible. I did not apply a line glaze inside this piece because with this clay I like to leave the surfaces raw to display the clay (this does not effect the ability to hold water).