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Set of 3 Trio Ceramic Bottles, Modern Fine Home Decor Metallic Light Orange White Grey Black Vessels, vase, minimal handmade pottery vases

This listing is for the set of three of my wheel-thrown bottles, and specifically

1 small round h: 4" (10cm) White Crackle,
1 straight h: 6" (15cm) Orange Crackle
and 1 straight h: 8" (20cm) Smokey Crackle

MADE TO ORDER ITEM - SEE "SHIPPING & POLICIES" TAB FOR PRODUCTION TIME

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


PLEASE NOTE:

The ORANGE color varies from batch to batch, and most of the time is more like the one in the 2nd and 3rd photographs.
The bright carrot orange is very rare, it sometimes comes out like the one in the 1st photo but we can't guarantee it. So be aware, that there will be variations.


The whole set of three bottles is for sale here. It is discounted as a set of 3. You can use them with dried flowers, they are decorative and do not hold water.

The iridescence is achieved by adding fine Silver, metal powder, 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.

Many other colors are available as you see in the detail photos to the side. They can be ordered even if not currently in stock and will ship in two weeks. Contact me if you are interested.

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P.S. A LITTLE PIECE OF INFO
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About lustres.

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 practiced 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.

Luster 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!

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

OPYRIGHT NOTICE: The design of this handmade art piece and all associated images and descriptive text are © copyright 1983-2016 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.

Frequently asked questions about blueroompottery

We do not offer gift wrapping at this point. However we can include a short message from you to the recipient. Just let us know in the "message to seller" during checkout.
PLEASE READ DESCRIPTIONS OF THE LISTING.
All sizes listed are approximate due to the handmade nature of Marietta's work and there may be slight variations between the piece in the photo and the one you are purchasing.
Please read the description of the listing you are interested in. If it is a "Made to Order" piece, check the estimated shipping dates (we try to keep those updated), and let us know in the "message to seller" during checkout about any deadlines. This way we can let you know if it is possible.

Thank you :)

Set of 3 Trio Ceramic Bottles, Modern Fine Home Decor Metallic Light Orange White Grey Black Vessels, vase, minimal handmade pottery vases

$145.00

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