Description

Handmade ceramic bud vase made from clay foraged in the Sierra Foothills of California. These pieces were formed using a potters wheel without the use of molds or presses, so each has its own unique variations and the marks of tools and hands. A slurry of wood ash and local minerals is applied to the piece before being fired to 2400 degrees f. 

 

The Clay for my work is collected in small batches form various locations in Northern California. It is minimally processed to allow sand, small rocks, and other impurities to remain, giving the clay body a pleasantly gritty and rugged texture. Small amounts of store bought materials are mixed in to make a more durable product, safe for food use and dishwashers. 

 

The glaze on this item is made entirely from locally foraged materials. Silica rich sand, granite, and wood ash are ground together into slurry to be applied to the pot before firing. During the firing process, the slurry melts into a glaze with surface variation ranging from blue/green hues to earthy grey/white. The texture also varies from glassy to stone-like depending on where in the kiln it was placed.

 

Due to the nature of this method of processing, no two pieces will be the same in form or surface.

 

Price is for one vase, multiples shown to see form and surface variation.

Local Clay Bud Vase in Earthy Ash Glaze

$36.00
In stock

Made In

berkeley , CA

Usually ships in

3 days

Material

Ceramic

Product Feature

Handmade, Locally Made, Small Batch

Delivery Method
  • Free Shipping
This Maker Business is
  • Microbusiness

Details and More Information
Size 2-3" tall
Description

Handmade ceramic bud vase made from clay foraged in the Sierra Foothills of California. These pieces were formed using a potters wheel without the use of molds or presses, so each has its own unique variations and the marks of tools and hands. A slurry of wood ash and local minerals is applied to the piece before being fired to 2400 degrees f. 

 

The Clay for my work is collected in small batches form various locations in Northern California. It is minimally processed to allow sand, small rocks, and other impurities to remain, giving the clay body a pleasantly gritty and rugged texture. Small amounts of store bought materials are mixed in to make a more durable product, safe for food use and dishwashers. 

 

The glaze on this item is made entirely from locally foraged materials. Silica rich sand, granite, and wood ash are ground together into slurry to be applied to the pot before firing. During the firing process, the slurry melts into a glaze with surface variation ranging from blue/green hues to earthy grey/white. The texture also varies from glassy to stone-like depending on where in the kiln it was placed.

 

Due to the nature of this method of processing, no two pieces will be the same in form or surface.

 

Price is for one vase, multiples shown to see form and surface variation.

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