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Bring a touch of the prairie into your home when you display this Decorative Ceramic Ball. A ring of sunflowers on a background of cobalt blue makes a striking display. I like to show it as part of a group in a basket, crystal fruit bowl or stacked in a tall cylindrical vase. This one of a kind piece can also be displayed alone. My favorite stands are crystal votive candle holders, egg stands or shot glasses.

Inspiration for this piece was taken from my families surroundings in mid-western Kansas. We have fields of sunflowers as well as sunflowers popping up along the road side. Our state flag has a deep blue background and the yellow of the sunflower just pops against it.

The orb is slip cast using a plaster mold and the pour hole is closed. The sunflowers are then carved into the plain orb when the piece is in a leather hard state, by my husband, before it is fired for the first time. We then lay the cobalt blue color to the background, followed by three shades of yellow on the petals and three textured glazes to the sunflower’s center. It is then sprayed with a clear glaze coat to provide it with its glass coating and fired for the second time. An outline of 18 karat gold leaf is then applied to the petals and center of the sunflower to further highlight the piece.

Wouldn’t this piece alone or with other marbles provide your space with a burst of color?

Please contact me if you would like more than one marble and I will make a bundle for you. We also have solid color marbles that could be the perfect backdrop.

Size: 3.5 inch diameter
Weight: Varies on thickness of pour


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We LOVE to create custom and personalised orders. See something you like but would like better in another color or theme? Contact us and we'll try to make the piece of your dreams.
Most of our items can be dusted with a soft dry cloth. Do NOT scrub on gold leaf or stained pieces.
Our small to mid-sized items come wrapped in tissue paper and tied with a jute string. All items are then packed in bubble wrap and/or packing peanuts
Gift wrap is available for an additional charge.
Our processing time is generally 3-5 business days unless the item needs to be started from the beginning or is a custom/personalised piece.
Customer satisfaction is important to us. We want you be be happy! If you are not satisfied with the item you have received please contact us within 14 business days to arrange for an exchange or return confirmation.
GrapeVine Ceramics is responsible for collecting sales tax for items delivered within the State of Kansas. We collect at the current state base rate and absorb the difference of the county/city rates.

Decorative Ceramic Ball - Sunflower Ring Marble - Orb - Sphere


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: mold, slip cast, ceramic, glaze, under glaze, textured glaze, 18 karat gold leaf
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 246 reviews
  • Favorited by: 59 people