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Six Straight Ceramic vases, Ceramic Home Decor, White minimal wheel thrown pottery vessels bottles, Orange Red Black Grey Vase Scandinavian


This is a listing for the set of six of my wheel-thrown bottles, and specifically:

1 small round 4" white crackle
2 straight bottles, 6" -one Red Crackle & one Orange Crackle
1 straight 8" Smokey
1 straight 9" Crackle Orange
and 1 straight 10" Crackle Red

These beautiful wheel thrown bottle vase forms feature my unique metallic finish, or otherwise lustre, that gives them their unique reflective surfaces.

The iridescence is achieved by adding 22k Gold in powder form into the glaze and the piece is fired multiple times including a reduction firing (absence of oxygen during firing). The dragonfly wing effect is done by hand-painting.

The whole set of six bottles is for sale here. You can use them with dried flowers, they are decorative and do not hold water.


Lustre is the metallic decoration on the surface of ceramic forms or tiles. Golds, silvers and reflective reds have seized the imagination of makers and appreciators of ceramics for over 1,200 years. Such work has been highly prized over centuries in many lands and cultures.

Lustre on ceramics is almost akin to alchemy. In the right conditions, copper becomes vibrant, lustrous red. Silver may be silvery or may become golden. The transformation of dull metal compounds to gleaming, reflective metal is achieved in complex firing conditions in the kiln that are hard to control.

So lustre is also unpredictable and therefore rarely practised today. The fire may thwart the potter's ambitions or reverse his worst expectations. A crucial skill in producing lustre lies in the packing and firing of the kiln in the last of three firings. At this point, when most potters have produced their final product, the lustre potter is just starting on the most hazardous stage.

Lustre usually requires three firings: the first ("biscuit") to harden the clay and the second to fire the glaze, usually blank at this stage. The work is then decorated using clay pigments containing metal compounds, usually of silver and copper. The third firing is to a low temperature - red heat - when the kiln is starved of oxygen and the pigments are chemically "reduced" to base metals.

Many sensitive variables of temperature, atmosphere and air movement govern the final result. Potter and kiln both contribute to the outcome in partnership. Spectacular iridescent and smoke effects may magically appear if one is lucky. The failure rate is high and prize results are always accompanied by disappointments!

My work is hand-thrown, brush-decorated and fired at least three times. The reduction firing is achieved using sugar as an agent. My work is intended to be decorative but may have occasional functional use, like my beautiful bowls.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: The design of this handmade art piece and all associated images and descriptive text are © copyright 1985-2015 by Marietta LeMieux (Marietta Theodorou-LeMieux) either registered or unregistered, unless otherwise noted. Violation of this copyright may subject the violator to civil and/or criminal prosecution. Copyright DOES NOT transfer with purchase and no license to reproduce is created or should be inferred.

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Six Straight Ceramic vases, Ceramic Home Decor, White minimal wheel thrown pottery vessels bottles, Orange Red Black Grey Vase Scandinavian


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  • Materials: clay, glazes, lustre, gold lusters, handmade wheel thrown ceramic vessels
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