Turquoise Bud Vase
A lovely little turquoise bud vase! The turquoise glaze is vibrant and lively, with a nice depth of surface from the speckled clay underneath. The lower half of the vase is a warm tan color, the color of the raw clay body that was not glazed.
This little guy stands 4.75 inches tall and is 3.75 inches in diameter. It’s a little splash of color, unobtrusive in size, perfect for a dining room table, an office shelf, or even to liven up an entryway. It would be a great housewarming present; it requires little more than the occasional dusting, and the bottom has been lightly sanded so it won’t scratch the table.
This vase was made on a pottery wheel (nothing like the movie Ghost, but feel free to imagine that, if you like). It was then fired once– a bisque firing– to a little less than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. After this, it was glazed and then fired again, to slightly hotter than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. People always ask if the piece was “cooked,” or “baked,” and I understand what they are asking but the verbiage we use in ceramics is “fired.” Saying pottery was baked is like saying the sun is slightly warm. It grasps the basic idea but misses the mark for accuracy.
|Dimensions||8 x 8 x 8 in|