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Matte Crystalline Bottle Vase

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Matte Crystalline Bottle Vase

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$175.00

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: clay, glaze
  • Favorited by: 1 person
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Description

I am infatuated with bottle vases. The clean lines, the subtle swell of the belly, the dynamic sweep of the neck, the bright pop of color- the addition of a well-crafted bottle vase can change the energy in a room, drawing the eye and complementing the existing decor. While this matte crystalline vase is enchanting enough to stand alone, the addition of a couple of slender stems can further amplify its appeal. A perfect wedding, birthday or Christmas gift, or just a lovely gift for yourself.

This vase stands 12.25 inches tall.

All pieces ship via USPS.

About the Process:

I throw all of my work by hand from a porcelain clay and glaze each piece individually using a precise and time consuming technique called crystalline glazing. While making a traditional pot requires five steps, this technique requires eleven.

I mix all of my glazes by hand, adding the right combination of zinc, silica, and frit to enable two-dimensional crystals to grow in the glaze during the firing process. Next, I apply three coats of glaze with a Japanese style paintbrush.

During the firing, I program the kiln to hold for long periods (sometimes as long as two hours) at extremely high temperatures. These “holds” give the crystals time to grow.

Glaze stabilizers like alumina inhibit crystal growth, so I can’t include them in the glaze. This means that crystalline glaze runs down the pot rather than adhering to the sides. To prevent the glaze from running onto the floor of the kiln, I throw a pedestal that perfectly matches the foot of each piece to catch runoff glaze. After the firing, I carefully remove the pedestals and grind the pieces twice: first with a bench grinder to remove any rough pieces of glaze, and then with a rotating silicon carbide disc to achieve a smooth finish.
I am infatuated with bottle vases. The clean lines, the subtle swell of the belly, the dynamic sweep of the neck, the bright pop of color- the addition of a well-crafted bottle vase can change the energy in a room, drawing the eye and complementing the existing decor. While this matte crystalline vase is enchanting enough to stand alone, the addition of a couple of slender stems can further amplify its appeal. A perfect wedding, birthday or Christmas gift, or just a lovely gift for yourself.

This vase stands 12.25 inches tall.

All pieces ship via USPS.

About the Process:

I throw all of my work by hand from a porcelain clay and glaze each piece individually using a precise and time consuming technique called crystalline glazing. While making a traditional pot requires five steps, this technique requires eleven.

I mix all of my glazes by hand, adding the right combination of zinc, silica, and frit to enable two-dimensional crystals to grow in the glaze during the firing process. Next, I apply three coats of glaze with a Japanese style paintbrush.

During the firing, I program the kiln to hold for long periods (sometimes as long as two hours) at extremely high temperatures. These “holds” give the crystals time to grow.

Glaze stabilizers like alumina inhibit crystal growth, so I can’t include them in the glaze. This means that crystalline glaze runs down the pot rather than adhering to the sides. To prevent the glaze from running onto the floor of the kiln, I throw a pedestal that perfectly matches the foot of each piece to catch runoff glaze. After the firing, I carefully remove the pedestals and grind the pieces twice: first with a bench grinder to remove any rough pieces of glaze, and then with a rotating silicon carbide disc to achieve a smooth finish.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(81)
  • Lyn Oct 21, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    Great item. Great transaction. A+++
    Utensil Holder/Wine Holder in Aqua
  • julibopper Sep 12, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    Brenna was great to work with for this custom item! The teapot turned out amazing. The glaze is stunning. It holds about 1.25 liters, enough for multiple cups of tea, and it pours without dripping! Both beautiful and practical.
    Reserved: Teapot Balance for Julia
  • Lyn Jun 3, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    Great item and transaction. A+++
    Emerald Bottle Vase
  • rewardhen Mar 31, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    It's such a beautiful thing that I ordered a second!
    Deposit for Wendy

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